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Re: [PATCH] nt/gmake,defs, nt/nmake.defs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nt/gmake,defs, nt/nmake.defs
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:17:43 +0200

> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:18:45 -0500 (EST)
> From: Bill Meier <wmeier@newsguy.com>
> The patch below (created using 'cvs diff') changes the definition of CP and
> CP_DIR in the gmake.defs and nmake.defs files in nt/ to use the 'p' option.


Unfortunately, I cannot accept this patch verbatim: I don't want us to
assume that `cp' supports the -p option.  (Some old versions don't.)
The fact that the user has GNU Make installed does not yet imply that
she has GNU cp.

If this is important to you, figure out how to test for the support of
the -p option in configure.bat, and then use the result of such a test
at "make install" time.  (If you want to work on this, please note
that the Windows build of Emacs still supports Windows 9x, so whatever
tests you invent must also work in COMMAND.COM, the default shell on
Windows 9x, not only with cmd.exe.)

Thanks again for working on this.

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