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bug#9026: [PATCH] aclocal: handle ACLOCAL_PATH environment variable

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: bug#9026: [PATCH] aclocal: handle ACLOCAL_PATH environment variable
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:02:59 +0200

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 18:39, Stefano Lattarini
<address@hidden> wrote:
>> Just to be sure, you are not including
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake-patches/2010-11/msg00091.html
>> are you?
> No, not yet at least.
> Because, if I'm not reading it wrong (which I might be doing in fact, since
> I've only taken a perfunctory look at it so far), it introduces an
> incompatibility between the "system acdirs" added with ACLOCAL_PATH (which
> can be used to override automake macros) and those added with dirlist
> (which on the contrary cannot be used to do so).

Yes (and that's on purpose: ACLOCAL_PATH is typically used by a user
which has newer versions of libraries installed, so they need their
directories to override everything).

Unfortunately, I do not have time right now to look at autotools. :(


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