not clobbering installed xdm config files in make install?

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at
Sun May 27 11:45:43 PDT 2007

Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for a way to get automake to do what the old imake 
> Install*NoClobber() rules did, in particular for app/xdm/config, as it's 
>   annoying to get your customized xdm configuration overwritten 
> everytime you install a new xdm.
> Any idea if automake has such a feature, or how to add it without 
> loosing other benefits of automake?

I rather doubt automake already includes such a feature, since most
package managers handle that. You might be able to come up with some
sort of custom rule...


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