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Re: aclocal only picking up /usr/local/share and not /usr/share

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: aclocal only picking up /usr/local/share and not /usr/share
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:33:43 +0200
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On Thursday 17 March 2011, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On Thursday 17 March 2011, Maynard Johnson wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have installed a version of aclocal into /usr/local that's newer
> > than my distro's version (I needed a fix from the newer version).
> > But then I ran into a problem recently where the build of some
> > package was failing because aclocal was not finding the pkgcfg.m4
> > file in /usr/share/aclocal.
> > I created a dirlist in /usr/local/share/aclocal and added
> > /usr/share/aclocal to it. That did indeed resolve the problem.
> > But is that the best way to resolve this problem?
> >
> IMO, if you have control on the installation of the aclocal you are
> using, this is the right fix (and the one I'd suggest and use in your
> situation).
> > Maybe this is documented somewhere,
> >
> Yep:
> <>
> If you think that's not clear enough, remember that suggestions and
> costructive criticism are always welcome!
> But then I have to say, the page above is admittetdly not easy to find,
> being indexed with the incompete title "Scanning or
>".  Ralf, what about the attached patch (for maint)?
> Maynard, are you OK with being added to the THANKS file?
> > and I just didn't see it, but it took me longer than I care to
> > admit to resolve this.  Seems like it could be a fairly common
> > problem.  Have others solved it in a more clever way rather
> > than telling system owners they need to create a new dirlist
> > if they've installed aclocal in a non-standard location?
> >
> Well, you could always resort to adding proper `-I' option to
> you aclocal calls.  Also, in the next automake release, aclocal
> will probably support a new 'ACLOCAL_PATH' environment variable
> that would help solving this kind of problems
> Regards,
>   Stefano
Ping on this?  I'll push in 72 hours if there is no objection.


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