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question about autoconf

I've written a package that uses autoconf, and automake.  I am having trouble figuring out how to set my log file for the program though.  I want the program to use the --localstatedir as the log directory.

How do I make the command
%make install
create the localstatedir, and how can I make my program use that for the log directory?  
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lwinkenb

8/22/2022 - Mon
Axter

Modify your make file so that the link command includes the "--localstatedir" option.
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lwinkenb

Thanks, that works for accessing the localstatedir from my program.  Now do I make sure the directory is created when the user runs 'make install'?
greyfairer

not sure if it's the best solution, but a local install hook should do.

in your Makefile.am:

install-data-local:
     $(mkinstalldirs) $(localstatedir)
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lwinkenb

Thanks for your help