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Re: Not using

From: Nick Bowler
Subject: Re: Not using
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:37:58 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On 2012-07-15 13:39 +0100, Eduardo Costa wrote:
> I'd like automake to try parsing my `' (and to
> the applicable extent) so it could guess which files should be copied,
> but obviously it will stop as soon as it notices no's are
> found, not giving me the chance to use it only for copying missing
> files.
> I'm not old or experienced enough to know, but I guess before
>'s existed, people just used just to needed files manually,
> so I thought on copying `/usr/bin/automake' and remove the non-wanted,
> but then it needs to have the automake's directory hardcoded on it,
> and because automake's directory name uses to have it's version number
> appended, other user compiling my package in a future could not
> rebuild it as usual.

If all you need is to know where to find the various scripts that
automake normally copies into the source tree, then you can simply

  automake --print-libdir

and it will print that location.  You can use this to have a bootstrap
script which copies the files you need.

Hope that helps,
Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (

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