Shawn O. Pearce  committed c63fe3b

git-gui: Avoid use of libdir in Makefile

Dmitry V. Levin pointed out that on GNU linux libdir is often used
in Makefiles to mean "/usr/lib" or "/usr/lib64", a directory that
is meant to hold platform-specific binary files. Using a different
libdir meaning here in git-gui's Makefile breaks idomatic expressions
like rpm specifile "make libdir=%_libdir".

Originally I asked that the git.git Makefile undefine libdir before
it calls git-gui's own Makefile but it turns out this is very hard
to do, if not impossible. Renaming our libdir to gg_libdir resolves
this case with a minimum amount of fuss on our part.

Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>

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 TCL_PATH_SQ = $(subst ','\'',$(TCL_PATH))
 TCLTK_PATH_SQ = $(subst ','\'',$(TCLTK_PATH))
-libdir   ?= $(sharedir)/git-gui/lib
-libdir_SQ = $(subst ','\'',$(libdir))
+gg_libdir ?= $(sharedir)/git-gui/lib
+libdir_SQ  = $(subst ','\'',$(gg_libdir))
 exedir    = $(dir $(gitexecdir))share/git-gui/lib
 exedir_SQ = $(subst ','\'',$(exedir))
 	$(subst ','\'',TCL_PATH='$(TCL_PATH_SQ)') \
 	$(subst ','\'',TCLTK_PATH='$(TCLTK_PATH_SQ)') \
 	$(subst ','\'',gitexecdir='$(gitexecdir_SQ)') \
-	$(subst ','\'',libdir='$(libdir_SQ)') \
+	$(subst ','\'',gg_libdir='$(libdir_SQ)') \