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Re: "rm -f core" in configure

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: "rm -f core" in configure
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:33:29 -0700
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Kenny Ho <address@hidden> writes:

> I am trying to convert one of my existing project to use automake but
> after I run autoreconf and tried ./configure, I an "rm: cannot remove
> `core': Is a directory" error.  So I look into ./configure and found "rm
> -f core" in the script.  Now my project actually has a directory name
> "core" but I don't think that rm command is related to my source.  Is
> the "core" directory reserved for use with automake?  Is there a way to
> work around this?

To add one additional piece of information -- that rm was added because it
was discovered that some of Autoconf's probes for working compilers and
compiler properties would cause some buggy vendor compilers to core dump.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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