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Re: [patch] remove config.status race condition

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: [patch] remove config.status race condition
Date: 23 Feb 2001 20:05:26 +0100
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"Lars J. Aas" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hey, I sent is a patch that fixes a *bug*!  Why do I have to justify
> myself to you on this one?


Nonetheless I don't agree with patch :)

First of all, it is not obvious at all that config.status should run
this, since Tim still did not convince me that AS_LN_S was a good
thing.  As is, AS_LN_S is just *useless*.  We were happier before.

Since AS_LN_S is not solving the problems config.status has, there is
no reason to have it run by config.status, and in fact, not even by
configure.  I think including this guy was an error, or, at best, the
current implementation is just not enough.

That's one means to get rid of the problem: rm -rf.

Second means consists in just using $$.  We have room for this:
s/conftest/conf$$/, I really can't understand why we'd need something
more complex.

Given that the second choice is the easiest and laziest approach,
unless someone objects, that's what I'll do.

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