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Re: absolute build directory with spaces

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: absolute build directory with spaces
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 22:52:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)


* Jim Meyering wrote on Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 07:28:58PM CEST:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> > What about instead making the names of the temporaries source/build/install
> > directories used by "make distcheck" configurable?  This will offer more
> > flexibility, and won't introduce still another automake option which would
> > make backward-compatibility more problematic.
> >
> > I was thinking of something on these lines:
> >
> >   $ cat
> >   ...
> >   AM_DISTCHECK_BUILDDIR_NAME = _ b u i l d ## will be relative to $(distdir)
> >   AM_DISTCHECK_SRCDIR_NAME = .             ## likewise
> >   AM_DISTCHECK_INSTALLDIR_NAME = address@hidden   ## likewise
> >
> > If you like the proposal, I might try to implement this (but right away).
> I do like it.  Thanks!

Me too, but the onus for quoting should probably be with the person
defining the variables, because there is no well-defined way to do
otherwise.  (And of course you cannot have comments in variables.)

I like it also because some packages will never want to care about
being buildable under more stressful circumstances.

However, I think you probably need either srcdir and reverse_srcdir,
or only the latter and compute the former from that.


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