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From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: configure-amflags.patch
Date: 04 Dec 2001 22:34:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

`CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS' relates to configure like `ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS'
does to aclocal.  Does that sounds ok?

Index: ChangeLog
--- ChangeLog
+++ ChangeLog
@@ -1,1 +1,7 @@
+2001-12-04  Alexandre Duret-Lutz  <address@hidden>
+       * automake.texi (Dist): Document $(CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS).
+       * lib/am/ (distcheck): Honnor $(CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS).
+       Suggested by Merijn de Jonge.

Index: NEWS
RCS file: /home/adl/CVSROOT/automake-20011201-2207/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1 NEWS
--- NEWS        1 Dec 2001 21:07:42 -0000       1.1
+++ NEWS        4 Dec 2001 21:15:45 -0000
@@ -13,6 +13,8 @@
 * The part of the distcheck target that checks whether distclean actually
   cleans all built files has been moved in a separate target, distcleancheck,
   so it can be overridden easily.
+* `make distcheck' will pass additional options defined in $(CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS)
+  to configure.
 * Fixed CDPATH portability problems, in particular for MacOS X.
 * Fixed handling of nobase_ targets.
 * Fixed support of implicit rules leading to .lo objects.
Index: automake.texi
RCS file: /home/adl/CVSROOT/automake-20011201-2207/automake.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 automake.texi
--- automake.texi       1 Dec 2001 21:52:14 -0000       1.2
+++ automake.texi       4 Dec 2001 20:03:59 -0000
@@ -1627,7 +1627,7 @@
 arguments.  You can do this by defining @code{ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS}; this
 holds arguments which are passed verbatim to @code{aclocal}.  This macro
 is only useful in the top-level @file{}.
address@hidden ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS
address@hidden ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS
 @node Programs, Other objects, Rebuilding, Top
@@ -3685,10 +3685,17 @@
 Automake also generates a @code{distcheck} target which can be of help
 to ensure that a given distribution will actually work.
address@hidden makes a distribution, and then tries to do a
address@hidden build.
address@hidden makes a distribution, then tries to do a @code{VPATH}
+build, run the testsuite, and finally make another tarfile to ensure the
+distribution is self-contained.
 @trindex distcheck
+Building the package involves running @code{./configure}.  If you need
+to supply additional flags to @code{configure}, define them in the
address@hidden variable, either in your top-level
address@hidden, or on the commande line when invoking @code{make}.
address@hidden CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS
 If the target @code{distcheck-hook} is defined in your
 @file{}, then it will be invoked by @code{distcheck} after
 the new distribution has been unpacked, but before the unpacked copy is
@@ -3705,6 +3712,7 @@
 running @code{$(distcleancheck_listfiles)}.  Usually this check will
 find generated files that you forgot to add to the @code{DISTCLEANFILES}
 variable (@pxref{Clean}).
address@hidden distcleancheck
 The @code{distcleancheck} behaviour should be ok for most packages,
 otherwise you have the possibility to override the definitition of
@@ -3712,6 +3720,7 @@
 @code{$(distcleancheck_listfiles)} variable.  For instance to disable
 @code{distcleancheck} completely, add the following rule to your
 top-level @file{}:
address@hidden distcleancheck_listfiles
Index: lib/am/
RCS file: /home/adl/CVSROOT/automake-20011201-2207/lib/am/,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1
--- lib/am/   1 Dec 2001 21:07:42 -0000       1.1
+++ lib/am/   4 Dec 2001 19:29:00 -0000
@@ -261,6 +261,9 @@
          && cd $(distdir)/=build \
          && ../configure --srcdir=.. --prefix=$$dc_install_base \
 ?GETTEXT?          --with-included-gettext \
+## Additional flags for configure.  Keep this last in the configure
+## invocation so the user can override previous options.
+           $(CONFIGURE_AMFLAGS) \
          && $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) \
          && $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) dvi \
          && $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) check \

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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