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Re: how to install data directories

From: Matej Tyc
Subject: Re: how to install data directories
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 12:30:12 +0200

On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 05:16 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hello Matej, Remco,

> As Matej already remarked, the rule also lacks an accompanying uninstall
> rule.
> For what it's worth, the Automake way of doing this would be to list
> every file in the (or maybe in an included, generated
> snippet).  That way you ensure to not install any CVS files
> or directories, backup files, other unwanted stuff.  (There is more
> reasoning about this in the manual.)

I understand the reasoning now. Although this is not really convenient,
it helps to avoid another errors. So I would suggest to add in the
datafiles section of the Autoconf manual something like "even if you
have many datafiles that change their names during developement, you
have to list them in like showed here... See wildcard FAQ
section for reasoning"

> You keep going back to this point.  If anything, this thread has been an
> argument against a wiki.  Come back with a couple of solutions that work
> and are portable and usable for more than one issue, then we'll gladly
> put them in the FAQ section in the manual.  Show that you can create
> good solutions yourself without review, and you'll have a case for a
> wiki.  Note that I don't count myself in that latter category.

Well, people come here with the problem and leave with the solution.
Everyone could spend ~ 15 mins by summarizing describing what he has
learned and I think that the wiki is usually a good place for such
things since not everything can go into the manual and it's easier to
search and it works quite well if it is protected against spam etc.

> Hope that helps.

It does, thank you!

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