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Re: automake bug

From: Danny Backx
Subject: Re: automake bug
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 19:55:01 +0200

Thanks. You're right, I was wrong.
I fixed the Xbae source.


On Sun, 2004-07-04 at 19:30, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> >>> "Danny" == Danny Backx <address@hidden> writes:
>  Danny> Hi,
>  Danny> I am using automake, autoconf, and libtool for projects such
>  Danny> as Xbae. The distribution method is "make dist". In the
>  Danny> distribution file for Xbae-4.50.93 (available at
>  Danny>
>  Danny> ), you'll see that the file
>  Danny> scripts/
>  Danny> is mysteriously mission.
>  Danny> I've since tried to work around this and found that adding
>  Danny> to the DIST_COMMON in scripts/
>  Danny> avoids the problem.
> The problem is that you define the internal variable
> DIST_COMMON.  Automake will never overwrite a variable you
> defined, assuming you know better than it does.
>   * To fix you problem, simply remove this variable definition
>     and let automake do its job: the two files it lists are files
>     that automake would automatically distribute anyway.
>   * To distribute extra files, do use the documented variable
>   * Running `automake -Wall' will warn you about user definitition
>     that overwrite automake variable (among other things).
> [...]
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