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Re: ``install -C'' / unnecessarily updating time stamps

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: ``install -C'' / unnecessarily updating time stamps
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 20:54:56 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hi Thomas,

* Thomas Schwinge wrote on Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:12:49PM CEST:
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 09:23:15PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > 
> > I installed the following to Automake install-sh to implement
> > "install-sh -C", which is the second part of that patch.

> However now there is another issue, see this snippet:

>      /bin/bash [...]/build-aux/install-sh -C -m 644 
> 'libhurd-ihash-nomalloc.a' 
> '[...]/'
>      i686-pc-viengoos-gnu-ranlib 
> '[...]/'
> I'm using the `-C' option -- but that doesn't help much if Automake
> decides to have ranlib tinker with the files afterwards again.  Should
> this be changed in Automake: to first run ranlib (or whatever else might
> be done) on them and then install them?

Some systems need a ranlib rerun upon installation.  I suppose we could
have a INSTALL_RANLIB which gets set to ':' on all systems that don't
need it.


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