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Re: [PATCH] Generalize GNUmakefile, ...

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Generalize GNUmakefile, ...
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:28:04 +0100
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> According to Simon Josefsson on 3/20/2008 4:23 AM:
> |> Hmm.  I was about to try to add the latest coreutils/autoconf/m4
> |> GNUmakefile to gnulib, to make it easier to share.  But gnulib already
> |> provides build-aux/GNUmakefile as part of the maintainer-makefile module,
> |> added by Simon a while ago (and originally borrowed from coreutils).
> |
> | Hi!  Thanks for looking into this, and sorry for slow response.  Merging
> | them would be useful.  There are some things in coreutils that I'd like
> | to have, but haven't had time to merge into gnulib.
> Here's stage 1 for the gnulib side - picking up useful tricks from
> coreutils into gnulib's copy.  I'd still like to consider splitting the
> module, and implementing gnulib-tool hooks to recognize top/GNUmakefile in
> a module description as a request to install the file in '.', regardless
> of whether build-aux is '.' or a subdirectory.
> I went ahead and applied this.

Looks fine, I'll test it in my projects.

The top/* hook seems like a good idea to me.

> | I don't care strongly about this.  The name '' haven't been
> | the best though, since it clashes with name completion of  Is
> | too generic?  I think this would be a good opportunity to change
> | the name.
> Did you mean, not  But I'm okay with the name

Right,  I see that you used, so I'm happy.


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