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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 22:49:24 +0100

   > "The GNU coding standards, last updated April 29, 2003."

   Since I wrote that, I've learned that the version of standards.texi
   on ftp.gnu.org is way out of date.  Sorry.

Well, I was also refering to a out-of-date version of the GCS.  The
latest is from January, 2005.

   I think the distinction boils down to this: if I say

           make datadir=FOO

   should the data files go into FOO or into FOO/awk?  With your
   suggestion, they go to the latter; with the original Gawk's
   configury they go to the former.  I'm not sure which one is
   correct: they both seem to have their merits.

In light of the current GCS, you can now have both, datadir and
datarootdir--the latter would be what one should modify to get the
behaviour I was seeking.

I guess it is just a matter of updating the various Makefile's and
configure.ac to use that and all would be good.

Pitty that just about no GNU program uses this datarootdir variable

Happy hacking!

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