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Re: auxdir and multiple configure.ac's

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: auxdir and multiple configure.ac's
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 23:33:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Simon,

* Simon Josefsson wrote on Thu, May 07, 2009 at 01:01:42PM CEST:
> My thought is that the machinery to search top-level configure.ac for
> AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR is not worth the trouble, and that we should use the
> same machinery for specifying the other directories to gnulib-tool for
> build-aux as well.  Opinions?

Even if doing something isn't right for your package (with special
needs), why make life harder for others, too?  Moreso when you can
easily override the machinery using --auxdir?

On another note, why can't your two configure.ac scripts share a
build-aux directory?  The toplevel one could have

while lib/configure.ac had

Note that this will require Automake >= 1.10 IIRC.


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