`make install` should install the info files in java

Tom Tromey tromey@redhat.com
Fri Mar 30 18:03:00 GMT 2001

>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de> writes:

Andreas> I noticed one problem when running make install and have
Andreas> therefore a questions: Should `make install` install all info
Andreas> files or not?

We do this purely for historical reasons.

The internal Cygnus tree always used an explicit `install-info';
`install' didn't install the info pages.

This convention predates my arrival at Cygnus.  However I imagine it
was a lame attempt to implement something like the
install-data/install-exec distinction.

libjava follows this because it was initially written internally.  It
didn't get released until relatively late in its existence.

I don't think we need to keep doing this.  I think the whole gcc tree
should instead follow the GNU coding standards.

Andreas> I noticed a number of messages from automake. Is automake 1.4
Andreas> the correct version to use?

Unfortunately the situation here is a bit confused.
We currently use a mildly hacked automake.

You can ignore the errors if you look at the changes to Makefile.in to
verify that they are appropriately small.

I think this patch is ok.  If you can commit it, please do.  Otherwise
tell me and I will sometime.


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