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Re: Strong constraints on make install

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Strong constraints on make install
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:04:54 +0100

Le 20 nov. 07 à 23:40, Karl Berry a écrit :

Hi Akim,

Hi Karl,

   I suppose, but I'm not sure, that this is in order to let some
   tools postprocess the logs of a "make install".

I've never heard of any, but what do I know.

I was suspecting this because of all the magical stuff
around install targets: PRE_INSTALL, NORMAL_INSTALL etc.

I rather suspect it's
because of different install programs behaved differently, back in the

Ah, so it would be purely a matter of portability then.

   install-sh already does the right thing,

Right, but do our configure scripts typically check if
install FILE1 FILE2 ... DIR
works, as one criteria for whether install-sh is used?

No they don't, but of course we'd provide macros for this.
Automake's macros would definitely check that to decide
whether to use the system's install, or intall-sh.

If so, I can't see any reason to avoid the multiple-file invocation.
If not, it seems like that needs to be done first?

Sure.  But conversely, in order for Automake to get
updated, included the needed macros, we need the GCS
to accept this change :)

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