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configurechecks for this file's existence to make sure that the directory that it is told contains the source code in fact does. Occasionally people accidentally specify the wrong directory with `--srcdir'; this is a safety check. See section 13.9
configureInvocation, for more information.
Packages that do manual configuration or use the
might need to tell
configure where to find some other shell
scripts by calling
AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR, though the default places
it looks are correct for most cases.
configure, Automake and Libtool scripts etc.) that are in directory dir. These are auxiliary files used in configuration. dir can be either absolute or relative to `srcdir'. The default is `srcdir' or `srcdir/..' or `srcdir/../..', whichever is the first that contains `install-sh'. The other files are not checked for, so that using
AC_PROG_INSTALLdoes not automatically require distributing the other auxiliary files. It checks for `install.sh' also, but that name is obsolete because some
makehave a rule that creates `install' from it if there is no `Makefile'.