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bug#9106: 24.0.50; ./configure causes massive recompilation

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: bug#9106: 24.0.50; ./configure causes massive recompilation
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:46:23 +0200

* Eli Zaretskii wrote on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 08:38:24AM CEST:
> > > I'm afraid this cure would be worse than the disease.
> > 
> > I feel there's some kind of misunderstanding here, because with my
> > proposal, nothing will happen that doesn't already happen.  Perhaps
> > you could show in more detail which Make actions would happen that
> > doesn't happen now.
> Perhaps you thought that a mere "make", even without re-running
> `configure', will trigger these rules.  But that is not the case: as
> long as config.status is not updated, these rules will not be
> triggered, since unistd.h etc. will always be newer than the
> corresponding *.in.h templates, due to the fact that move-if-change
> _will_ overwrite them with newer versions whenever there's a real
> change in the *.in.h templates.
> Am I missing something?

I think you are.  Once config.status is updated, the .h files' rules
are triggered, but since move-if-change never updates identical outputs
they will be triggered every time from then on.

You need a separate stamp file to avoid this.


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