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Re: [bug-gettext] How to test uninstalled program?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] How to test uninstalled program?
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:04:36 +0200
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Reuben Thomas wrote:
> I must have not done "make clean" after reconfiguring. Sorry.

While doing "make clean" after reconfiguring often erases all traces
of the previous build, it is more reliable to do "make distclean"
*before* reconfiguring.

The reason is that the set of built files may be different in the
two configurations (depending on configure arguments). While there are
some Makefile.am coding idioms that try to avoid these situations [1],
there is no guarantee that all Makefile.am files use these idioms.


[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2011-04/msg00045.html
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