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Re: cache directory is not removed

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: cache directory is not removed
Date: 07 Jun 2002 17:06:04 +0200
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>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

Sam> nope.  when I distribute CLISP, I cannot assume that my users
Sam> have autoconf, so I distribute the generated configure scripts
Sam> too.  i.e., the configure scripts are in the source tree and are
Sam> regenerated just before a release.  thus, if I use autoconf 2.53,
Sam> I have to remove the cache directories by hand before a release,
Sam> so that they do not end up in the distribution file.

But how do you write you dist target?  How come it ends in the

Sam> this is a major inconvenience.

Sam> adding a --remove-cache option

To who?  Automake + autoconf + autoheader + autoscan + autoreconf +
autom4te + autoupdate ?

Sam> (or --no-cache - for not creating the cache in the first place)
Sam> is not too much work, and I can submit the patch if you wish.

It is much work.  For a start, if you remove the cache, there is no
longer autoheader.  Or autoheader first write the cache, then reads
it, and finally removes it?

Sam> please note, that I am not your only user who is unhappy with the
Sam> cache directory.

This is because we created it *before* you can notice how useful it
is.  Had we made it backwards, we'd be drown under complaints.

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