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Re: make bootstrap on CVS head fails

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: make bootstrap on CVS head fails
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 17:14:12 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Frank-Schmitt wrote:
>    If this is necessary before a bootstrap, why doesn't bootstrap depend on
>    maintainer-clean?
> It used to, but that was changed to make bootstrapping run faster at
> the expense of an occasional failure.  (Personally, I believe that
> change was a mistake.)

I agree that bootstrap should do maintainer-clean.

For experts, there could be a bootstrap-no-clean target (with alias bootnc if
too long).

>    And IMO, a distclean should get rid of all compiled files including
>    elc-Files.
> I believe that here the argument is that .elc files are included with
> distributions of released versions (although not with CVS).

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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