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Re: [Libvir] moving "aux" files into a subdir



Jim Meyering <jim meyering net> wrote:

> I noticed that gnulib-tool had deposited a file named
> link-warning.h into the top-level directory.
> How odd, I thought.  This doesn't affect other projects
> because most of them define what autoconf calls the "AUX" directory,
> with a line like this in configure.in or configure.ac:
>
> AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR(build-aux)
>
> If you don't define that, it defaults to the top level directory,
> and that's where files pulled in by gettextize like these are deposited:
>
>   config.guess
>   compile
>   libtool
>   ltconfig
>   ltmain.sh
>   config.sub
>   config.rpath
>   mkinstalldirs
>
> Rather than committing link-warning.h in the top-level, I propose to add
> the above AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR line.  That change should be transparent
> to all the other tools, and would let me commit link-warning.h in the
> build-aux subdir, instead of in the top-level dir.
>
> Any objection?

I did this as part of the gnulib patch.


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