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Re: absolute build directory with spaces

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: absolute build directory with spaces
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 18:22:52 +0200
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Jim Meyering wrote on bug-gnulib:
> Coreutils tests with an absolute build directory name that contains
> a space.  Not quoting this directory name caused a failure.
> * tests/ Quote PATH dir name.
> ...
> --- a/tests/
> +++ b/tests/
> @@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
>  # along with this program.  If not, see <>.  */
>  : ${srcdir=.}
> -. "$srcdir/"; path_prepend_ $abs_aux_dir .
> +. "$srcdir/"; path_prepend_ "$abs_aux_dir" .

This extra check, part of "make distcheck", that verifies that the package
builds even when the srcdir or builddir contains a space, would be useful
for more packages. On mingw, it is frequent to have spaces in directories.

Could Automake offer this check, if a certain Automake option is specified


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