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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 09:00:12 +0100
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>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:

 Karl> Do you want to try to introduce pkgdatadir?

I'm not sure want you mean.  

As a new standard variable: no.  If pkgdatadir was defined here,
it would have a --pkgdatadir option in configure and this would
cause problems in nested packages (= AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS) who
cannot share the same pkgdatadir setting.  Note that this
problem already exists with --docdir: if you configure a package
that embeds other packages with --docdir=/foo, then the
documentation of all these packages will be installed into that
same directory.

As a suggestion for Automake users: why not?  One problem I
noticed yesterday is that Automake provides $(pkgdatadir) but
not $(pkglibexecdir).  Also its manual suggests using
pkglib_PROGRAMS where the GCS would like you to use
pkgexeclib_PROGRAMS.  I've made a note on my TODO list to clean
this up.  Meanwhile, maybe it's safer not to mention these

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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