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Re: missing dependencies

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: missing dependencies
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 19:54:40 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Bruno Haible wrote on Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 02:33:31PM CET:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
> > It sounds like the recent trend to remove uses of AC_LIBSOURCE
> > (in favor of listing source file names in each module-file Files: section)
> > is the reason for at least some of my missing dependencies.
> The removal of AC_LIBSOURCE was indeed a major change - for the better
> (more flexibility - don't rely on hardcoded short-sighted automake built-in
> magic).

Speaking of short-sighted is a bit stretched with some functionality
that basically serves for more than half a decade.  Also if you intend
to offend people, I suggest you do it to them directly.

>       * gnulib-tool (func_get_automake_snippet): Synthesize also an
>       EXTRA_lib_SOURCES augmentation.
>       (func_emit_lib_Makefile_am): Initialize EXTRA_lib..._SOURCES to empty.

You could simplify this further:
- header files can go into *_SOURCES variables since about a decade now,
- EXTRA_*_SOURCES are already distributed.

That means you can drop most EXTRA_DIST settings.

coreutils now still needs one more fix, after Jim's:
some of its own lib files are still not dependency-tracked:
| ls: .deps/fdopendir-glibc.Po: No such file or directory
| ls: .deps/lstat-stub.Po: No such file or directory
| ls: .deps/readlink-stub.Po: No such file or directory
| ls: .deps/stdopen.Po: No such file or directory

Or is it that these files are never needed?


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