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Re: extra files for distribution

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: extra files for distribution
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:02:59 +0100

On 22 September 2015 at 18:12, Andy Falanga (afalanga)
<address@hidden> wrote:
> My project has some doc files which are currently generated by the
> parsing engine of Visual Studio.  Our plan is to simply generate them,
> periodically, and include them with our Linux build via autotools.  I'm
> not sure of how to include them though.  EXTRA_DIST isn't the answer
> because they are things which are *not* to be installed.  These files
> aren't necessary for the build which means I don't need them in the
> directives/primaries.  What is the magic I'm looking for
> which will include these extras in the installation but not include them
> in the build?

I previously wrote out a reply and then deleted it when I read your
email again. But maybe it was what you wanted. I was going to suggest
using a variable based on the DATA "primary", in Automake's
terminology. E.g. dist_foo_DATA = file.doc to install foo.doc in

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