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Re: library name enforcement?

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: library name enforcement?
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 08:29:05 +0200

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 06:52, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Older versions of automake allowed arbitrary library names.
>   noinst_LIBRARIES = foo.a
> Recent versions of automake now complain about this naming.
Recent? Well, AFAICT this (mal-) feature is in automake for years.
I wish it had never been introduced :(

> `foo.a' is not a standard library name
> I would normally like the lib naming but in this case I am retrofiting
> an existing project and others disagree.
> I searched the documentation but I could find no way to revert to the
> previous behavior.  Any hints?
The only work-around I am aware about is trying to play tricks with
noinst_DATA, e.g. something similar to this

noinst_DATA = foo.a

foo.a: libfoo.a
        cp libfoo.a foo.a


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