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Re: Run automake to create config.sub without any

From: Nick Bowler
Subject: Re: Run automake to create config.sub without any
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:10:29 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On 2012-01-10 15:41 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Monday 09 January 2012 18:49:28 Eric Blake wrote:
> > On 01/09/2012 03:46 PM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > > It creates the needed files, but exits with status 1. Is there anyway
> > > to generate config.sub without relying on Automake,
> > 
> > Use 'cp'.  That's all the more automake was doing when it outputs lines
> > about installing helper files.
> i wish automake (and gettext) had modes where you could say "i just want you 
> to install XXX helpers for me)".  copying things by hand is error prone due 
> to 
> changing install paths across versions and distros.
> automake --foreign -c -f --tools="config.sub config.guess"

CCing bug-automake.  This feature would be generally useful: another
example for automake-using packages is that at "foreign" strictness the
INSTALL file is not copied, but maintainers may still want to include it.

Perhaps a simpler and more flexible option is to add an option to
automake which prints out the location where it finds these files,
similar to aclocal --print-ac-dir.  Something like (for example)

 % automake --print-snippet-dir

Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (

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