On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 02:57:25PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> > I _think_ exporting mandir/html/infodir from the top-level Makefile
> > is wrong to begin with.  We should drop the "export mandir" from
> > there.
> Ah, it is this thing, isn't it?
> commit d8cf908cb6012cd4dc3d1089a849daf646150c2e
> Author: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
> Date:   Sat Feb 2 17:58:49 2013 -0800
>     config.mak.in: remove unused definitions
>     When 5566771 (autoconf: Use autoconf to write installation
>     directories to config.mak.autogen, 2006-07-03) introduced support
>     for autoconf generated config.mak file, it added an "export" for a
>     few common makefile variables, in addition to definitions of srcdir
>     and VPATH.
>     The "export" logically does not belong there.  The make variables
>     like mandir, prefix, etc, should be exported to submakes for people
>     who use config.mak and people who use config.mak.autogen the same
>     way; if we want to get these exported, that should be in the main
>     Makefile.
>     We do use mandir and htmldir in Documentation/Makefile, so let's
>     add export for them in the main Makefile instead.
>     We may eventually want to support VPATH, and srcdir may turn out to
>     be useful for that purpose, but right now nobody uses it, so it is
>     useless to define them in this file.
>     Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>

Looks like it - I tried this for the first time today (with pu) so I
didn't realise it was a recent change, and I didn't think to blame the
export line.

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