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Re: CVS gettext: many test failures

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: CVS gettext: many test failures
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:16:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-11-01)

* Bruno Haible wrote on Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 02:51:01PM CET:
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not trying to say that there isn't an Automake bug, but it uses an
> > inference rule for .y.c, and the VPATH target lookup rules of GNU make
> > (and other make implementations) are simply not simple:
> > <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/html_node/Make-Target-Lookup.html>
> The lookup rules are irrelevant here.

This is simply wrong, too.  Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure that it
cannot even be solved completely inside Automake, iff your solution is
to be chosen: the user would _still_ have to specify some files with a
$(srcdir)/ prefix.  (Under the premise of aiming to work with portable
make, not just GNU make.  Which is one of Automake's goals.)

So no, I don't see a way.


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