[issue508] ./configure --prefix=$prefix --infodir=$prefix/share/info broken
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Mar 19 06:51:19 EDT 2009
Please use issue508 for this issue.
Ville Skyttä writes:
> On Tuesday 17 March 2009, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > Of course the option itself is a holdover. But my understanding is
> > that by "undocumented difference from autoconf" he's referring to
> > INFODIR_USER_DEFINED, and the catering to run-in-place and people who
> > schlep whole installed trees around and other cases that you won't
> > encounter in an RPM install.
> > Ville?
> Infodir handling has currently so many problems that I'm having a hard time
> explaining it, but I'll give it one more try off the cuff.
AFAICT, all of the problems have two root causes: (1) failure to sync
the various values that are related to the --infodir option (basically
these are typos), and (2) INFODIR_USER_DEFINED handling (what you call
It is not intended that the various values mentioned in the default at
the top of configure.ac, in the docstring for the option, and in the
check for INFODIR_USER_DEFINED be different. But it's not clear what
to set them to until we decide how to handle INFODIR_USER_DEFINED.
Once we do decide, it will be easy to fix.
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