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Re: /usr/share/automake-1.6

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: /usr/share/automake-1.6
Date: 02 Sep 2002 00:54:30 +0200
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>>> "Artur" == Artur Kedzierski <address@hidden> writes:

 Artur> Hi,

 Artur> Is there a reasone why Automake 1.6 creates a directory
 Artur> /usr/share/automake-1.6 

Yep, see the "API versioning" section of the documentation.

 Artur> instead of using /usr/share/automake/ ? 

I guess you meant /usr/share/aclocal-1.6/ and /usr/share/aclocal/.

aclocal uses *both* directories.

 Artur> Many software packages install m4 macros into
 Artur> /usr/share/automake/. 

Third party packages should install their macros in $(datadir)/aclocal/.
See also `aclocal --print-ac-dir`.

 Artur> Will these macros be used by automake 1.6 or they will
 Artur> be ignored because they are not in automake-1.6?

They will be used.  $(datadir)/aclocal-1.6/ is a private directory,
don't put anything in it.

In short: don't change the place exising packages install their macros.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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