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Re: autoconf test ': >emtpy' problem under Ultrix

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf test ': >emtpy' problem under Ultrix
Date: 20 Mar 2001 17:46:30 +0100
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| Akim Demaille writes:
| > Peter> The reason (which is documented somewhere in the auto* manuals)
| >
| > I don't know where.
| autoconf.texi
| @node Automatic Remaking,  , Build Directories, Makefile Substitutions
| @subsection Automatic Remaking
| [snip]
| The @file{stamp-} files are necessary because the timestamps of
| @file{} and @file{config.h} will not be changed if remaking
| them does not change their contents.  This feature avoids unnecessary
| recompilation.  You should include the file @file{} your
| package's distribution, so @code{make} will consider @file{}
| up to date.  On some old @sc{bsd} systems, @code{touch} or any command
| that results in an empty file does not update the timestamps, so use a
| command like @code{echo} as a workaround.


Do you people think we should continue explaining how to do things
without Automake?

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