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bug#11030: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#11030: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir) by "make install"?
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:03:02 +0100

On 03/17/2012 06:16 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> [dropping automake, adding automake-patches]
> On 03/16/2012 11:04 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> You have convinced me that this behaviour is more a bug than a feature.
> And here is a patch (for maint) that should settle the issue.  I will push by
> tomorrow if there is no objection.
And consider the hunk below squashed in.


diff --git a/HACKING b/HACKING
index 5420fbc..8b5cdb9 100644
@@ -75,6 +75,9 @@
   "important" command it runs.  The printed commands should be preceded
   by a single space.

+* Ensure install rules do not create any installation directory where
+  nothing is to be actually installed.  See automake bug#11030.
 = Editing automake.in and aclocal.in

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