purpose of EXTRA_DIST

Till Straumann strauman at slac.stanford.edu
Wed Oct 26 18:54:22 UTC 2005

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 08:13 -0500, Joel Sherrill  wrote:
>>Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 14:35 -0700, Till Straumann wrote:
>>>>What's the purpose of EXTRA_DIST, i.e.,
>>>>what files are supposed to be listed ?
>>>info automake

Thanks - 'info automake' says that you can add directories
to EXTRA_DIST. What is the reason e.g.,


meticulously lists files from the 'shared' directory and
does not simply

EXTRA_DIST = shared

? And why (trying to learn and understand...) does
list files from ../shared/ in EXTRA_DIST (e.g., start.S)
(that are, BTW. already added to EXTRA_DIST in


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