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Re: [PATCH 00/22] Patches to avoid use of make recursion in the 'src/' s

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/22] Patches to avoid use of make recursion in the 'src/' subdir
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:01:40 +0200

On 09/01/2012 10:56 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> On 09/01/2012 10:40 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>>> I like your changes, and for now am mainly concerned with ensuring
>>> that "make distcheck" continues to work with them.
>>> If you find an actual problem or a way to eliminate the
>>> potential confusion, patches are always welcome.
>> OK.  Can you put your patch (or better, the whole series) on hold,
>> and give me a few hours to try to come up with an alternative fix?
Hmpf, all my attempts either did not work or ended up being too baroque
and brittle to be worth of real consideration.  I now think your original
proposed change is better.  Maybe, as a follow-up, we might move the
distributed manpages in a subdirectory in 'man/', and copy them over
back in 'man/' when the system lacks a perl interpreter and thus cannot
run help2man on the freshly-built executables.  But as I said, that's
for a follow-up (if it is done at all).


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