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bug#7562: automake-set variables don't get properly reordered when overr

From: Jack Kelly
Subject: bug#7562: automake-set variables don't get properly reordered when overriden in Makefile.am
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:28:37 +1100

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Stefano Lattarini
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sunday 05 December 2010, Jack Kelly wrote:
>> Remark: This may be unrelated.
>> I don't know about overriding in Makefile.am, but overriding $(prefix)
>> is important for supporting GNU Stow. To set up a package for Stow,
>> you configure for one prefix and install under another (note that this
>> isn't the same as using $(DESTDIR) - that dumps the whole directory
>> tree under the target path).
>> Example:
>> ./configure --prefix=$HOME
>> make
>> make prefix=$HOME/stow/foo-x.y.z
>> cd $HOME/stow
>> stow foo-x.y.z
>> So whatever you do with the variable ordering, I hope it doesn't break
>> overrides from the command line.
> Oh, it must absolutely not break that, since the behaviour you want is
> mandated by the GNU coding standards, and cannot be changed.  Breaking
> it would be a *grave* automake bug.  So I guess you're safe in this
> respect.

I'm glad you're on top of that. I just wanted to bring it up in case
it had been forgotten.


-- Jack

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