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Re: make bootstrap in separate build directory will overwrite loaddefs.e

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: make bootstrap in separate build directory will overwrite loaddefs.el
Date: 19 Feb 2002 08:48:01 +0100

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     When I do
>     make bootstrap,
>     /home/tmp/emacs/lisp/loaddefs.el gets overwritten, resulting in a
>     file considered modified by CVS.  Since the whole point of building
>     Emacs in a separate directory was to leave the CVS checkout
>     untouched, this is unsatisfactory.
> It would be reasonable to always update loaddefs.el in the build
> directory.  If you want to check in a new version of loaddefs.el, you
> can build it in the source directory.
> The next question is, how hard would it be to implement this?  We'd
> have to arrange for temacs to read loaddefs.el from somewhere in the
> build directory if it exists there.  That is surely possible but would
> not be trivial.

The question would be whether an initial copy of loaddefs.el is
necessary for
make bootstrap
in the first place.  If it isn't, the easy way out would be to remove
it from CVS altogether.  Since on my machine
make bootstrap
takes hours, I have not tested this right now.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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