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Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake
Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 04:40:07 +0900

Eli Zaretskii writes:
 > > From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>

 > > No problem there, since I'm sure there are packaged pkg-configs.
 > How do you mean "packaged"?  They are just *.zip archives (not that it
 > isn't enough, IMO).

I mean cd to the right place, unzip, and you're ready to run.

 > >  > and making sure its pkg.m4 file is in the directory where aclocal
 > >  > looks for such files.
 > > 
 > > That's the kind of thing that shouldn't be necessary IMO.
 > It cannot be avoided on Windows, because one needs to have 2
 > Posix-like trees: one for MSYS and another one for native MinGW
 > programs.

So?  If you need two copies of pkg-config, install twice.  If you
don't, there should be an explanation of how to install it and then
copy/mv pkg.m4 so that the caller that needs it can find it.  It
shouldn't be Andrew's or anybody else's problem to figure these things
out (unless they have installed them already someplace other than
where README.NT or whatever is appropriate suggests).

Or, if there are no such instructions and you can't make time for a
while, ask *one* of those people to share their experience of creating
such an installation and add it to the appropriate README.  These
folks are all good citizens, I recognize their names.  They just don't
want to do redundant work to find out how to set things up if somebody
already knows how.

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