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1.2 (2001/08/25) Installed_Packages @ ac-archive-0.5.39
Guido Draheim <firstname.lastname@example.org> STATUS: rarely used
Check how to make a copy by creating a symbolic link to the original - it defines the variable CP_S for further use, which you should in fact treat like it used to be with be LN_S. The actual value is assured to be either LN_S (if the filesystem supports symbolic links) or CP (if the filesystem does not know about symbolic links and you need a copy of original file to have the same text in both places). In a gnu environment it will simply set CP_S="cp -s" since the gnu "cp"-command has the "-s" flag. You shall not try to use this command on directories since it would require a "-r" in the case of a copy that is not supported explicitly here. (I'm not sure if some "cp"-commands out there would barf at usage of "-r" on a normal file).
Use CP_S to create a copy of read-only data - if your filesystem supports it then a symbolic link is created - a process that is quicker and space-saving. However, if the target fs does not support symbolic links, just copy the data. Unlike ac_prog_ln_s this macro will never fail to set the CP_S ac_subst to something that works.
AC_DEFUN(AC_PROG_CP_S, [AC_REQUIRE([AC_PROG_LN_S])dnl AC_MSG_CHECKING(whether cp -s works) AC_CACHE_VAL(ac_cv_prog_CP_S, [rm -f conftestdata if cp -s X conftestdata 2>/dev/null then rm -f conftestdata ac_cv_prog_CP_S="cp -s" else ac_cv_prog_CP_S=cp fi if test "$LN_S" = "ln -s" ; then ac_cv_prog_CP_S="ln -s" fi])dnl CP_S="$ac_cv_prog_CP_S" if test "$ac_cv_prog_CP_S" = "ln -s"; then AC_MSG_RESULT(using ln -s) elif test "$ac_cv_prog_CP_S" = "cp -s"; then AC_MSG_RESULT(yes) else AC_MSG_RESULT(no, using cp) fi AC_SUBST(CP_S)dnl ])