bug#25299: '@' character in installation prefix breaks automake-1.15
Configuring automake to install to a path containing a ‘@’ character breaks the compilation as shown in the attached typescripts. We found that we were able to work around the
bug with the following patch:
diff --git a/bin/aclocal.in b/bin/aclocal.in
index 349f24a2..c8ab8b3e 100644
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@
$perl_threads = 0;
# ACLOCAL_PATH environment variable, and reset with the '--system-acdir'
# Whether we should copy M4 file in $user_includes.
In considering alternative fixes we found that we could equally address the problem by replacing the double-quoted string with '@datadir@/aclocal-@APIVERSION@', similar to the
use of @APIVERSION@ on line 30, but elected to continue the use of $APIVERSION in the event that there was a specific reason for using the Perl variable in this instance.