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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 09:41:08 +0200

> From: "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 19:43:01 +0100
> [I'm not subscribed to bug-gawk, so please CC]


Note that I'm not the official maintainer of Gawk, so the below are
just my unofficial opinions.

> `datadir'
> ...
>      The default definition of `datadir' should be `$(datarootdir)'.
>      (If you are using Autoconf, write it as address@hidden@'.)

What version of standards.texi says that?  The one I find on
ftp.gnu.org says

    The directory for installing read-only architecture independent
    data files.  This should normally be `/usr/local/share', but write
    it as `$(prefix)/share'.  (If you are using Autoconf, write it as

In any case, standards.texi doesn't preclude use of subdirectories in
`datadir'.  So I fail to see how Gawk is incorrect here.  If you see
some text in standards.texi that says not to use subdirectories,
please tell where to find that text.

> (the same applies for libexecdir)

And the same comment from me: subdirectories are not disallowed by the
GNU coding standards.

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