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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:02:42 +0100 (CET)
I've received the following bug report from Eli:
I've built Groff 1.21 on MS-Windows using the MinGW tools, and hit a
small snag when installing the result. The `install' target in the
top-level Makefile ends with this command
$(LN_S) $(version)$(revision) current
Since native Windows does not support symlinks, LN_S is set to by
the `configure' script "cp -p". However, "cp -p" by default skips
directories, so this last command fails and the `current' directory
is not produced.
I fixed that by saying "make install LN_S='cp -pr'", but I suggest
to modify the configury to DTRT out of the box in this case.
I wasn't aware of this limitation, and usually I look up autoconf.texi
for such details. However, this isn't described.
Can this be documented, please? Or what about making AC_PROG_LN_S
work for directories also by falling back to `cp -pr'?
- AC_PROG_LN_S limitation,
Werner LEMBERG <=