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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] make xemacs-package

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] make xemacs-package
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 14:56:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 20 2006, David Kastrup wrote:
>> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On *BSD, one can't build the package, without hand-editing the
>>> Makefile or similar workaround, since it uses "cp -a" to prepare the
>>> target directory.
>> [...] The xemacs-package target is for maintainers only.  It
>> requires using the maintainer-only tar-ball target before, and
>> tar-ball checks out a fresh copy from CVS before building.
>> Since this stuff is undocumented and maintainer-only, it is not a
>> problem per se that it only run's on the maintainers' operating
>> systems.
> It wouldn't hurt, if we'd use "cp -pr" instead, AFAICS.

Sure, I was just explaining why I thought "broken" a bit harsh as a

On the other hand, the time explaining this would be better spent
changing it, anyway.  Does cp -pr on BSD as well as System 5 do
everything cp -a does here, more or less?  We need not worry about
symbolic links, I guess.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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