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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 22:56:59 +0100
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>>> "Alfred" == Alfred M Szmidt <address@hidden> writes:


 Alfred> --- make-stds.texi     28 Jan 2005 02:34:13 +0100      1.38
 Alfred> +++ make-stds.texi     07 Feb 2005 21:20:46 +0100      
 Alfred> @@ -394,8 +394,8 @@ the same place as @samp{datarootdir}, bu
 Alfred> variables so that you can move these idiosyncratic files without
 Alfred> altering the location for Info files, man pages, etc.
 Alfred> -The default definition of @samp{datadir} should be
 Alfred> address@hidden(datarootdir)}.  (If you are using Autoconf, write it as
 Alfred> +By default, it should be @file{/usr/local/share}, but write it as
 Alfred> address@hidden(datadir)}.  (If you are using Autoconf, write it as
 Alfred> @samp{@@datadir@@}.)

This patch looks wrong to me.  This section describes how to
define the Makefile variables for the various directories.  This
paragraph specifies how to define datadir.  It currently says
that datadir should be defined as

  datadir = $(datarootdir)
  datadir = @datadir@

which is what we want.  Your proposed change would tell people
to define it recursively as

  datadir = $(datadir)

which isn't usable.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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