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Re: GNU Automake 1.12.1 released

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: GNU Automake 1.12.1 released
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:51:52 +0200

On 07/06/2012 01:10 PM, Diego Elio Pettenò wrote:
> Il 06/07/2012 10:26, Stefano Lattarini ha scritto:
>> I will soon push the attached patches to take care of the problem.
>> Note that they only re-introduce the $(mkdir_p) variable (because
>> is very easy to do so), but not the @mkdir_p@ substitution.  Anyone
>> knows if this can create problems in practice?
> I've seen a couple of packages that did use @address@hidden
If such packages don't exceed the 10% of the mkdir_p user base, I'm
willing to let them suffer :-)

> Honestly for what
> concerns Gentoo I think we're better off without either $(mkdir_p) and
> @mkdir_p@ and get them updated (of course the same does not apply for
> non-distribution contexts).
> What is causing us headaches are the portability warnings and the
> excessive use of -Werror in projects, but that's a different story (for
> what it's worth, the latest gettext release relies on AM_PROG_MKDIR_P
> still, which is causing warnings and thus failures with -Werror).
I know, that has been reported already:



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