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ax_compute_standard_relative_paths

Synopsis

AX_COMPUTE_STANDARD_RELATIVE_PATHS

Description

Here is the standard hierarchy of paths, as defined by the GNU Coding Standards:

  prefix
     exec_prefix
        bindir
        libdir
        libexecdir
        sbindir
     datadir
     sysconfdir
     sharestatedir
     localstatedir
     infodir
     lispdir
     includedir
     oldincludedir
     mandir

This macro will setup a set of variables of the form ’xxx_forward_relative_path’ and ’xxx_backward_relative_path’ where xxx is one of the above directories. The latter variable is set to the relative path to go from xxx to its parent directory, while the former hold the other way.

For instance ‘bindir_relative_path’ will contains the value to add to $exec_prefix to reach the $bindir directory (usually ’bin’), and ‘bindir_backward_relative_path’ the value to append to $bindir to reach the $exec_prefix directory (usually ’..’).

This macro requires AX_COMPUTE_RELATIVE_PATHS which itself requires AX_NORMALIZE_PATH.

Source Code

Download the latest version of ax_compute_standard_relative_paths.m4 or browse the macro’s revision history.

License

Copyright © 2008 Alexandre Duret-Lutz adl@gnu.org

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