[tex-live] problem with ../configure --datarootdir=...

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Mar 19 15:17:44 CET 2008

On 19 Mar 2008, at 12:58 am, Karl Berry wrote:

>     Is patching "configure" itself the right way to approach this? I'd
>     have expected a patch to configure.in or some other "source" file,
> The normal way to support --datarootdir would be to use the latest
> version of autoconf to generate configure.  Then you get it for free.

Aha, it's that simple! :-) OK, I just ran autoconf 2.61 in libs/icu- 
xetex, and checked in the new configure script. It works OK for me  
here, at least.

Let's hope the ICU project also updates their repository, so that we  
don't have to re-do this after the next merge. But at least it seems  
to be a painless process.


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