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Re: directory names with blanks break automake builds

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: directory names with blanks break automake builds
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 14:06:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Peter Simons wrote on Sun, May 18, 2008 at 01:29:47PM CEST:
> Bob Proulx writes:
>  > This leads to 'make' not being designed to handle filenames with
>  > whitespace and of course automake tries to produce portable make
>  > configurations.
> I don't know what limitation you refer to. Can you please explain how
> make's design causes these problems?

Well, at least white space in targets and dependencies is forbidden with
make.  This means that, if `pwd` contains white space, you must not
invoke configure using an absolute path.

But as I said, there are more limitations in git Automake (and even more
in 1.10).


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