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Re: Request for Review: libvisual-plugins



On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 14:52 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> 
> Better patch the Makefile.am and Makefile.in to use $(mkinstalldirs)
> instead of mkdirhier.
> 
> If there isn't any other dependency on xorg-x11 you should be able to
> avoid xorg-x11 entirely.

*snip*

> 
> mkdirhier is X11's workaround to "mkdir -p" not being available on many
> OSes. Historically it had been used outside of X11-development, which
> might explain, why it is in xorg-x11. Nowadays, mkdirhier more or less
> is an anachronism, only being used in Imakefiles.
> Automake configurations should either use automake's own mkinstalldirs,
> or (automake >= 1.9) should use $(mkdir_p).

Thank you for the info!
I'll patch it to do it the "right" way.


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