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Re: Patch for autoconf/145

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Patch for autoconf/145
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:32:35 -0500

Pavel Roskin wrote:

> Hello, Derek!
> > > Unfortunately, a trivial AC_SUBST([SET_VPATH], [VPATH = @address@hidden) 
> > > doesn't
> > > work - Autoconf actually makes a great effort to protect the second
> > > argument from expanding.
> >
> > Of course, since configure knows the value of $srcdir anyhow, 
> > [VPATH = $srcdir]) will work.
> Not quite. It will only work properly for the top-level directory, since
> srcdir is different for every directory if you are compiling outside of
> the source tree.

Good point.  configure substs @srcdir@ properly in all the Makefiles, though, 
so there's
obviously some point where it knows the difference.  Maybe it's not a straight 


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