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Re: Is that a way to modify tar.m4?

From: Dave Hart
Subject: Re: Is that a way to modify tar.m4?
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 02:23:53 +0000

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 2:14 AM, xufeng zhang
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 11/26/2010 06:39 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> Just a hunch: have you built the automake and aclocal scripts *before*
>> modifying tar.m4?  If you haven't, well, you should build them first,
>> because the Automake build system uses the very automake and aclocal
>> scripts it ships, so you must be sure to build them before hacking any
>> other part of automake.
> You can see I do nothing before modify tar.m4, I don't think it's necessary
> for me to do that.

You should be able to see your steps lead to trouble, and be more
willing to listen when you are told exactly what your problem is and
how to get around it.

1.  Unpack tar
2.  configure
3.  make

Assuming success so far, then proceed to:

4.  patch
5.  make

Enjoy the journey,
Dave Hart

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