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Re: In-tree datafiles

From: David Sveningsson
Subject: Re: In-tree datafiles
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:47:20 +0200
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Ralf Wildenhues skrev:
> Typically, this comes up for the testing part of the package (make
> check).  In the simplest case, set TESTS_ENVIRONMENT (used for the
> programs listed in the TESTS macro).  Otherwise, you can use a wrapper
> script (or scriptlet to be sourced) for your uninstalled programs that
> sets an environment variable that overrides the compiled-in value of
> DATADIR.  This approach has the advantage of not requiring a compile
> when installing.

Thanks for your reply! I wrote a wrapper and modified my application to
look at the environment variable. Works excellent! Well, running under
gdb is still a bit of a problem but I can live with settings the env.
variable manually in that case.

Thanks again!


//*David Sveningsson [eXt]*

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