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Re: am files in CVS and MAINTAINER_MODE

From: Bob Rossi
Subject: Re: am files in CVS and MAINTAINER_MODE
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 21:03:42 -0500
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> For the longest time I've had the generated autoconf files in CVS, and I
> used the AM_MAINTAINER_MODE option in the so that when I
> would checkout and build the source, the make command wouldn't
> regenerate the conf files due to timestamp differences.
> Recently, I was told not to use the AM_MAINTAINER_MODE macro anymore,
> because it was unsafe, and even the original author no longer uses it.
> I ran into a problem with having the AM_MAINTAINER_MODE macro on, and
> using the texinfo package. I had to do ./configure
> --enable-maintainer-mode in order to get the version.texi file created.
> In short, is there a nice way of adding the generated files into CVS and
> not having timestamp problems with out this macro?

Ping. Please help.

Also, I recently learned that I had to check in the .info and .texi
files that are generated. Would that stop the need for the

Bob Rossi

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