On 04/24/2012 10:49 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 04/24/2012 09:50 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> With automake < 1.11.4 it was possible to create empty directories
>>> this way:
>>> mystatedir = $(pkglocalstatedir)
>>> mystatedir_DATA =
>>> With automake-1.11.4, this doesn't work anymore and silently breaks
>>> existing Makefile.ams.
>> Not a regression, but an intended change,
> I once more have to disagree with you:
> This change is a critical behavioral regression, causes defective packages
> and forces packagers to heavily hack their packages.
s| hack | modify not to rely on an undocumented behaviour |
>> also documented in the NEWS file:
>> - An empty declaration of a "foo_PRIMARY" don't cause anymore the
>> generated install rules to create an empty $(foodir) directory
>> and in the relevant news entry on Savannah:
>> <http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=7175> >>
>> See also:
>> <http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=11030> >>
> a) This kind of changes is inappropriate within a release series.
This might be true; I should have been less eager to install such a
change. Oh well, no point in crying over spilt milk, but I'll have to
be more careful next time.
> b) You don't seem to be aware about the harmfulness of this change
> of yours.
> Please comprend that this change was a mistake and revert it!
Have you read the discussion I have linked above, in automake bug#11030
and the references given there? If you want this change reverted,
you'll have to counter the points made there in is favour.