Patch (was: RE: Please, PLEASE, remove the BASEDIR from Makefile)

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Tue Dec 1 12:10:41 GMT 1998

On Nov 30, 1998, Andrew Tridgell <tridge at> wrote:

> can we get autoconf to accept "--privatedir=/some/dir" ? 

Nope.  The design decision of autoconf was that only a small set of
standard options would be accepted without prefixes such as
--enable/disable/with/without-*.  But then, we could change the
--sysconfdir default, which is $prefix/etc; it is the natural choice
for configuration files.

Alexandre Oliva  aoliva@{}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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