[ogg-dev] oggz tool renames

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Thu Nov 13 23:37:24 PST 2008

2008/11/14 Ralph Giles <giles at xiph.org>:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 1:43 AM, Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:
>> The Makefile rules I used just call "rm" and "ln -s" directly. Does
>> anyone have advice about how to make this portable, ie. is it ok to
>> just write $(RM) and $(LN_S), after calling AC_PROG_RM and
>> AC_PROG_LN_S in configure.ac, or would that make configure fail if
>> those programs aren't installed in the first place?
> According to the docs, AC_PROG_LN_S will substitute 'ln' or 'cp -p' if
> the system doesn't support 'ln -s'. So that makes it more likely for
> the install to work, but may break the 'was this me?' test in the
> uninstall target.
> I don't see an AC_PROG_RM, but I think most make implementations
> define $(RM) anyway. OTOH, the automake manual examples all call it
> directly. Maybe the advantage of $(RM) is that it's more likely to
> work in non-unix shells?

ok cool, updated in changest:3777.


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