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From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: nodist_BUILT_SOURCES?
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:10:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

Hello Monty,

first of all, let's ditch the cross-post, this is an Automake question
(and the interested readers read both lists anyway).

* Monty Taylor wrote on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 07:42:13PM CEST:
> How would I accomplish something like what's in the subject? I have a
> source file that wants to be built before other files - so including it
> in BUILT_SOURCES does the right thing, but I do _not_ want to have it
> included in the dist tarball.

What makes you think BUILT_SOURCES end up being put in the dist tarball?
Just listing something there does not do that, so it must be something
else in your

Please show it, or better, a small reproducible example, and we'll be
able to quickly spot the issue here.

> While we're at it - this whole thing is to get expanded values of
> autoconf directories into a header file where I can consume them...
> which because they contain nested variables
> (localstatedir=${prefix}/var}) I seemingly have to do at make time. The
> dist problem above could be solved if anybody knows a decent trick to
> fully expand those variables at configure time... I've tried many
> combinations of eval and quoting - but nothing seems to do what I'm
> trying to do.

OK, well, I'm still clueless as to what you're doing, so I can recommend
  info Autoconf "Defining Directories"

and showing us what you got.  Please don't send generated files, and
please only to one list, and please pack large files with gzip.


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