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Re: $sysconfdir substitution

From: Kip Warner
Subject: Re: $sysconfdir substitution
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:10:57 -0700

On Fri, 2016-06-10 at 15:37 -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> It would be possible to make this work by writing sh code to expand 
> the variables, but it is not recommended.  Users are supposed to be 
> able to set installation directory variables on the make command
> line, e.g.,
>   make sysconfdir=/some/where
> and substituting expanded paths in AC_CONFIG_FILES will usually fail 
> in this situation.
> Instead, the straightforward approach is to generate the files with a
> make rule, as suggested by Peter Johansson.

Yeah, this is one of my big reservations in substituting the the
expanded paths in AC_CONFIG_FILES because the user can override when
they run make.

*sigh* Maybe I will have to do it through Automake after all...

Kip Warner -- Senior Software Engineer
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