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Re: Proposal: dirlist.d/ directory support

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Proposal: dirlist.d/ directory support
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:20:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Hello Robert, Christoph, all,

* Robert Schiele wrote on Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 06:24:48PM CEST:
> The following patch does provide the feature as described above and I
> would like to see it in future automake releases.  Comments,
> suggestions, questions, or rants are always welcome.

Automake-1.9b has support for wildcards in dirlist entries.  So, this:
  echo "$aclocaldir/dirlist.d/*" >> $aclocaldir/dirlist

and then having packages add a subdirectory below $aclocaldir/dirlist.d
would be an alternative approach.  That said, I think not requiring
third-party packages' aclocal file directories be below $aclocaldir is
probably a good idea from a distributor's POV.

If Alexandre likes it, then what's missing from the patch before it
can be applied is a ChangeLog entry, an addition to the "For example"
part in the documentation right after your patch hunk would be nice, a
testsuite addition to make sure the feature works as intended, (note
that I'm not implying that you have to do this work), and a copyright
assignment of the author of the patch.

Cheers, and thanks for your work,

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