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Re: bug#9768: Makefile broken after removing included *.am file

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: bug#9768: Makefile broken after removing included *.am file
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:31:56 +0200


* Stefano Lattarini wrote on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 08:27:12PM CEST:
> On Sunday 15 November 2009, Peter Johansson wrote:
> > make: *** No rule to make target `', needed by 
> > `'.  Stop.
> > 
> > This is very similar to the "deleted header file problem" for *.m4 files 
> > that was fixed in version 1.11 by adding a stub rule. I suppose this 
> > problem could be solved in the same fashion.
> >
> Thanks for the report and the suggestion; I've been bitten few times by
> this bug myself, so I agree it's time to fix it.  See the attached
> minimalistic patch, which I'll push to maint in a few days (as usual,
> reviews welcome).  There is also a follow-up patch (attached as well)
> that ensures the stub rules do not end up covering real errors.

What happens if I write

but I want that fragment included?

IIUC then automake will still error out when it gets rerun, but
because of the way dependencies are handled now, it won't get rerun
automatically, right?


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