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Re: Use "$(MKDIR_P) sys", not race-prone "test -d sys || mkdir sys".

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Use "$(MKDIR_P) sys", not race-prone "test -d sys || mkdir sys".
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 18:44:45 +0100
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> I wonder which use case made it so using AC_SUBST wasn't an option.
> IIRC, it is when the user specifies
>   ../path/configure --srcdir=../path
> with a relative pathname. Normally you can omit --srcdir, because configure
> finds it by itself; then $ac_srcdir is an absolute path;

$ac_srcdir will be relative even if you omit --srcdir.


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