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Re: How to specify /var/lib in autoconf?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: How to specify /var/lib in autoconf?
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 20:43:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


* Eric Blake wrote on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 02:21:36PM CEST:
> [moving to bug-automake]

FWIW, moving isn't practical if the original reporter isn't kept in Cc:.

> According to Eric Blake on 4/24/2009 9:48 AM:
> > David Bruce writes:
> > 
> >>>  AM_CPPFLAGS = -DLOCALSTATEDIR=\"$(pkglocalstatedir)\"
> >> But is pkglocalstatedir predefined, like pkgdatadir, pkglibdir, and
> >> pkgincludedir? It doesn't seem like it.
> > 
> > Not yet.  But if you file a bug report to automake, I'm sure Ralf would 
> > consider adding it.
> Ralf, what do you think - is there enough use for $(pkglocalstatedir) to
> make it an automatic part of automake?

This is the first time I hear of its need.  Is one user enough to
warrant another predefined variable in every Makefile of every package?
(This is not a rhetoric question.)


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