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Filenames containing blanks

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Filenames containing blanks
Date: 23 Jul 2003 08:45:13 +0200


Simple question: Does automake support filenames containing blanks?

I fear, the answer is no:

# cat
data_DATA = foo\ 1

# make DESTDIR=/tmp install
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /tmp/usr/local/share
mkdir -p -- /tmp/usr/local/share
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./foo\ /tmp/usr/local/share/foo\
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat `./foo\\': No such file or directory
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./1 /tmp/usr/local/share/1
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat `./1': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install-dist_dataDATA] Error 1

Either I must be missing something (May-be I am quoting the blank
incorrectly?) or something is broken ...


P.S:: I normally avoid using blanks in filenames, but I am currently
trying to port a package to automake, where I don't have control over
the filenames and can't easily change them.

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