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Re: [automake] Debian and its alternatives' system.

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [automake] Debian and its alternatives' system.
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 22:57:33 -0700
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Benoit Perrot wrote:
> On debian, several version of the same package may be installed,
> and the default, prefered one is selected by providing a
> symbolic link pointing to it.

Yes.  Very nice.

> So, I was wondering if there was a way to select the automake
> path or exe to use, or if patching AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE could be
> the solution.

You can always set PATH to $HOME/bin and in there make a symlink or
wrapper script from 'automake' to 'automake-1.9' or whatever.  Because
it is in your PATH ahead of the /usr/bin/automake location it will be
found first and used.


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