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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:38:03 +0100

   > So that "configure --datadir=FOO" and "make datadir=FOO install"
   > behave differently?

   I don't have any problem with that.  All I need is to know what
   each command does.

I only see problems with that, --datadir _defines_ the datadir
variable, having "datadir=FOO" behave differently from "--datadir=FOO"
is stupid.  They must under all circumstances work equally.

   Predicting where Gawk puts its data files is important, but what is
   IMHO more important is being able to know that all versions of
   Gawk, including past ones, will install the files in the same
   place, so that they could be uninstalled when I install a new

I think you missed what the discussion was about, nobody is changing
the location where gawk puts its files.  They are still put into

The whole point of the discussion was that if you do "make install
datadir=/share" for example, gawk would install all awk releated files
in "/share" (/share/assert.awk), and not in a subdirectory as it
rightly should (/share/awk/assert.awk).  This was due to using datadir
like this:

datadir = @datadir@/awk


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