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Re: RFC: ./configure or ./config.status --clean

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: RFC: ./configure or ./config.status --clean
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 12:43:47 -0800
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Eric Siegerman <address@hidden> writes:

> Another possibility is to do the cleaning in the Makefile as it's
> always been done, but have config.status provide the list of
> files.  Something like an "@configure_targets@" macro for
> config.status to replace -- the catch being that, unlike other
> macros, this one's value is customized per directory.  So every
> (Automake-generated or otherwise), can just say:

>       distclean-whatever:
>               ....
>               -rm -f @configure_targets@

> This accomplishes the goal of removing knowledge of Autoconf from
> inside Automake, while sidestepping all these other decisions :-)

I like this approach much better.  It also handles cases where, for some
strange reason, the user may want to take some action other than rm for
such files.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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