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Re: make distclean breaks "later "configure && makes"", i.e., removes a

From: Martijn Dekker
Subject: Re: make distclean breaks "later "configure && makes"", i.e., removes a file in distro that a build needs (cannot process parse.y)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:34:59 +0100
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Op 14-02-18 om 14:29 schreef Greg Wooledge:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 01:03:05PM +0100, Michael Felt wrote:
>> If after a successful build, I run "make distclean" - "./configure && make" 
>> no longer works.
>> configure: WARNING: bison not available; needed to process parse.y
>> + /usr/bin/make > .buildaix/make.out
>> yacc: not found
> You need to install the bison package.  The tarballs of bash source
> include an already-processed yacc file, but "make distclean" removes
> that, and you need bison (or yacc, but bison is preferred) to recreate
> it.

But isn't it the point of "make distclean" to delete everything *except*
the files that come with the tarball distribution?

- M.

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