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Re: dist_noinst_MANS

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: dist_noinst_MANS
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:41:26 +0200

Le 13 oct. 10 à 20:12, Ralf Wildenhues a écrit :

Hi Akim,

thanks for the feature request, and sorry for the delay.

No problem, there's no hurry!

* Akim Demaille wrote on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 01:44:34PM CEST:
Currently Automake accepts happily such a variable name, but it does
not use it (the files are not dist'ed).  I agree EXTRA_DIST is fine,
but I'm used to being able to use dist_noinst_* as a kind of

What would an uninstalled man page be useful for?

Actually it's for symmetry with the corresponding programs that might, or might not, be installed. It's for an autoconfiscated libjpeg6b. The core of the package is the library, but the executables might be installed. So I have:

bin_PROGRAMS = $(jpeg_programs)
dist_man1_MANS = $(man_mans)
EXTRA_PROGRAMS = $(jpeg_programs)
# dist_noinst_MANS does not work with Automake 1.11.1 (and before).
EXTRA_DIST += $(man_mans)


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