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Re: How do I configure to run a program?

From: Jim Lynch
Subject: Re: How do I configure to run a program?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:10:56 -0400

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Bernd Jendrissek <
address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 7:27 AM, John Calcote <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > > Thanks, but the problem with this solution is that I would have to
> >  > rerun the .configure step each time.  Forgetting to do that is as as
> >  > easy as forgetting to edit the spec file.
> How do you know that you've committed all your local changes before
> typing 'make'?  At my previous job I made that mistake so often that
> in the end I resorted to brute force: I added calls to "cvs stat" and
> "cvs diff -Nup" to the script that made the release ZIP archives.
> >  Don't take this wrong - I totally believe you. But, I'm trying to
> figure
> >  out why this has never been a problem for me.
> Maybe it's idiosyncratic and you're immune to this particular act of
> forgetfulness?

No, I'm the idiot, mostly.  I have a check in the .pl file that detects a
missing commit and prints a warning.  Sure, then I have to rerun the make
after the commit, but before this I might not realize I hadn't updated the
spec file which could lead me to generate an rpm that didn't reflect the
right source.

I hope that makes sense.


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