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Re: Bug in coreutils/man/Makefile.am

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bug in coreutils/man/Makefile.am
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 12:43:50 -0800
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"Daniel Richard G." <address@hidden> writes:

> I made do with gmake, but it's typical for an Autotools-based source tree
> to support out-of-tree builds without needing GNU Make.

It often works with simpler builds, yes.  But I've had a lot of trouble
with more-complicated ones.  It's not worth investigating these problems,
since people can just use GNU make or use in-tree builds.

> Is it really accurate to refer to e.g. basename.c as "../src/basename.c"?

Yes, I think so, for GNU make VPATH anyway.

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