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Re: DELETE_ON_ERROR test-suite.log and .PRECIOUS

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: DELETE_ON_ERROR test-suite.log and .PRECIOUS
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:38:01 +0100

On 07/20/2013 08:35 AM, Holger Hans Peter Freyther wrote:
> Good Morning,
> systemd is using .DELETE_ON_ERROR to simplify some rules[1] but the
> side-effect is that during make check and a failing test the result
> of 'test-suite.log' will be deleted as well. I 'fixed' this by adding
> .PRECIOUS: $(TEST_SUITE_LOG) to the file but that is triggering the
> following warning:
> warning: user target '.PRECIOUS' defined here ...
> /usr/share/automake-1.13/am/ ... overrides Automake target
> '.PRECIOUS' defined here
> Is there a better way to ask automake/make to keep the test-suite.log
> around? Is there a way to make the warning go away?
> kind regards
>       holger
> [1] 
Thanks for the suggestion, and sorry for the shameful delay.
I implemented the required improvement with the trivial patch
attached.  It should appear in Automake 1.15.


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