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Re: Failure to boostrap bison from git repository

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: Failure to boostrap bison from git repository
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:18:24 +0200
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On Tuesday 31 May 2011, Joel E wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2011, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> > And this is likely the problem:
> > 
> >   $ head -1 m4/m4.m4
> >   head: cannot open `m4/m4.m4' for reading: No such file or directory
> m4/m4.m4 is in bison.git.  It's a sym link:
>   m4/m4.m4 -> ../submodules/autoconf/m4/m4.m4
> Not sure how you wouldn't have it.
Neither am I  :-(

> The hash of the most recent commit on 
> master is 28801043bb49bfb1e94bde2e46a9b580790afbd5.  You might check "git 
> status" to see if there are any local changes.
Yes, git status returns:

 # On branch master
 # Changed but not updated:
 #   (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed)
 #   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
 #       deleted:    m4/m4.m4
 no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

After running "git reset --hard" on my checked-out repository, the bootstraping,
configuration, building and testing of bison succeeds.  The same happens in a
freshly cloned repository (if "git submodule init" is issued by hand in 

So this was a user error after all; sorry for the time I've made you loose.

Thanks again,

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