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Re: make dist depending on binaries which use gnulib

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: make dist depending on binaries which use gnulib
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:56:48 +0200

Reuben Thomas wrote:
> 1. Is it expected that "make dist" should work without a preceding
> "make"? i.e. is this really a bug?

Not technically, as Eric already explained.
However, ...

> 2. If so, then I have a further problem: if I simply make the file in
> question explicitly depend on zile$(EXEEXT), then zile is compiled by
> make dist, but cannot be linked because it needs ../lib/libgnu.a. How
> do I correctly make "make dist" build this?

I made some changes to accommodate that in cppi recently:


The latter was required only because I use help2man
to generate man pages from --help.

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