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Re: ensure that generated files are read-only

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: ensure that generated files are read-only
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 11:30:42 +0200
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Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> [ adding automake-patches ]
>> * Simon Josefsson wrote on Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 04:56:02PM CEST:
>>>Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>>>>>The fix is to
>>>>>  find FOOPKG-x.y.z -exec chmod u+rwx \{\} \; && rm -rf FOOPKG-x.y.z
>>>I was just about to suggest that the above command should be added as
>>>a documented short-cut...
>>>make distcheck-clean
>> IMHO a nice suggestion, except I think distdir-clean fits better.
>> OK to install the patch below?
> May I encourage you to use distcheck-clean?  There is less to remember.
> "distdir" may be the directory that gets cleaned up, but the problem
> stems essentially entirely from a "make distcheck" failure, so the
> cleanup rule should be named after that failing rule.  That, or alias
> them.  :)  Thanks - Bruce

I kind of agree with that.  Further, it allows me to use arrow-up to
recall the 'make distclean' and then just add '-clean'.  That's quite


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