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Re: [bug-gnulib] enforcing the use of string.h related modules

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] enforcing the use of string.h related modules
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:11:25 +0100
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Eric Blake wrote:
> > The Makefile dependency would be highly annoying. Many users don't use the
> > automake option 'no-dependencies', therefore use full dependencies.
> > A rebuild or modification of a generated header file like string.h or 
> > unistd.h
> > causes large parts of the package to be rebuilt. The user then sits there
> > for minutes and minutes, waiting for gcc to do its job.
> Point taken.  Patch withdrawn.  Which leaves us back in the situation that
> if you pick up a gnulib change that alters how string.h would be created,
> but that does not affect string_.h, you must either start from 'make
> distclean' or remove the offending string.h yourself.

'make clean' will be sufficient in such a case. But anyway, "make distclean"
is a good idea right before or after running gnulib-tool.


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