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bug#10816: [PATCH] aclocal: create local directory where to install m4 f

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#10816: [PATCH] aclocal: create local directory where to install m4 files
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:46:30 +0100

On 03/15/2012 08:57 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> Fixes automake bug#8168 and bug#10816.
> A call like "aclocal -I m4 --install" used to fail if the 'm4'
> directory wasn't pre-existing.  This could be particularly
> annoying when running in a checked-out version from a VCS like
> git, which doesn't allow empty directories to be tracked.
> * aclocal.in (File::Path): New import.
> (scan_m4_dirs): Don't die if the first directory of type FT_USER
> doesn't exist and the '--install' option was given; that directory
> will be created later in ...
> (install_file): ... here.  Change signature: now it takes as second
> argument the destination directory rather than the destination file.
> Crate the destination directory if it doesn't already exist.  In
> verbose mode, tell what is being copied where.
> (write_aclocal): Update.
> * NEWS, THANKS: Update.
> * tests/aclocal-install-fail.test: New test.
> * tests/aclocal-install-mkdir.test: Likewise.
> * tests/aclocal-no-install-no-mkdir.test: Likewise.
> * tests/aclocal-verbose-install.test: Likewise.
> * tests/list-of-tests.mk: Add them.
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>
> ---
>  I will push this in a couple of days if there is no objection.
>  Thanks to David and Javier, and sorry for the awful delay.
No objection seen so far, so I've pushed this patch (with minor
adjustments, see commit a75a1a52).  I'm also closing the relevant
bug reports.


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