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Re: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir) by "m

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir) by "make install"?
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:23:13 +0100

[dropping automake list]

On 03/13/2012 01:30 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> [CC:ing Ralf, as I'd like to hear his opinion here]
> Reference:
>  <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2012-03/msg00078.html>
> On 03/13/2012 01:14 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> Now that I think about it, I'm not sure whether it was done "by design" from
>> the beginning,
> And I also missed Ralf's answer here:
>  <http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.gsasl.general/52>
> So we're in a sort of a tie here: some users think that the current Automake
> behaviour is a feature (and I lean toward that position), other ones (with
> Ralf among them, apparently) believe it's a bug.  Hmmm.  What now?
We finally decided that the older behaviour was a bug.  We've thus fixed it
(in the automake maint branch, fix to appear in automake 1.11.4), and I now
propose the attached patch against gnulib-tool.  OK to push?


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