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Re: Autoconf 2.52g is released

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.52g is released
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 09:26:31 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 04:14:58PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > "cp -p" has some unfortunate side-effects (some versions copy the ownership
> > of the original file in addition to the protection)
> Why is that bad?  Those files are typically header files that the 
> compiler needs to compile the program.  If we can live with the original 
> ownership when building from the source tree, why can't we live with the 
> same ownership if we build from another directory?  What am I missing?

I had in mind that someone's likely to try to use the same script for
installing files that use symbolic links.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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