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Re: PATCH for "make distcheck" failure

From: Richard Boulton
Subject: Re: PATCH for "make distcheck" failure
Date: 21 Aug 2002 19:04:25 +0100

On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 16:28, Bruce Korb wrote:
> > >> Why don't you simply use DIST_SUBDIRS?
> >  Bruce> 2.  Even now that I've read it, using it would mean taking over
> >  Bruce> an automatable chore from automake.
> > 
> > I don't get this.  Which chore should be automated?
> Maintaining the contents of DIST_SUBDIRS.  If I make an assignment
> to it, then I am responsible for its contents.  I wish to leave it
> up to the automake system.

This should be possible.  However, automake has problems calculating
DIST_SUBDIRS if you use autoconf substitutions in SUBDIRS, because it
doesn't know what the possible values that autoconf is going to
substitute are.  Use conditional automake variables instead - then
automake will be able to calculate the correct value for DIST_SUBDIRS by
taking all possible values for SUBDIRS.


if BAR
  MAYBE_BAR = bar

DIST_SUBDIRS is automatically calculated as "foo bar"
bar/ should always be configured (though it may not be used
in particular configurations): so put it in AC_CONFIG_FILES together
with and foo/

I'm not sure why you would get conflicts from this: I've done exactly
the above (well, different filenames) several times with no problems.


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