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Re: Prefix for file in source directory used in ./configure?

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Prefix for file in source directory used in ./configure?
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 16:53:42 -0700
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Jason Sewall <address@hidden> writes:

> I've searched the docs and the web for info on this, but I can't seem to
> make headway.

> I have a script in the same directory as my that tries to
> clean what commit in my VC we're building.


> Obviously, that './' in there doesn't work if I try to configure outside
> my source directory. What variable do I need add as prefix to that path
> to let builds outside the source tree find that script?

If that reference is in a or something similar, you want
either $(abs_top_srcdir) or $(top_srcdir).  I tend to use the abs_*
versions as a matter of course since they avoid weird issues.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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