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using a gnulib dir from more than one place (was: [PATCH] build: avoid l

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: using a gnulib dir from more than one place (was: [PATCH] build: avoid link failure on systems using gnulib's fcntl but not open)
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 17:22:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

Hello Bruno,

* Bruno Haible wrote on Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 01:39:24AM CET:
> +Comment:
> +This module should not be used as a dependency from a test module,
> +otherwise when this module occurs as a tests-related module, it will
> +have side effects on the compilation of the main modules in lib/.

I see you're fixing this issue, nice!  But more generally, I have a
question, as the general topic has come up before: would it be possible
to generalize gnulib or gnulib-tool so that a developer can state "I
would like to use bits of gnulib from several places in a package
hierarchy.  Place i needs module set m_i, please dump the union of all
m_i into the "lib" and "m4" directories, and tell me what to put into
each of the configure.ac and Makefile.am files, and what side conditions
I need to fulfill."  I think Sam's request went along this direction,

I haven't been following gnulib development closely enough to be able to
judge whether this is feasible.  I'm not asking for you to do this, just
whether it would be possible in principle, and what would need to be


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