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

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: make bootstrap in separate build directory will overwrite loaddefs.el
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:54:07 +0100
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address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:

|> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
|> > address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:
|> > 
|> > |> Now the question is whether
|> > |> make bootstrap
|> > |> can get off the ground without requiring an initial loaddefs.el.
|> > 
|> > You can't.  Dumping Emacs requires loaddefs.el, but that can only be
|> > generated if you have already built Emacs previously.  Chicken'n'egg.
|> Well, one could rename the CVS version of loaddefs.el to something
|> like
|> loaddefs-bootstrap.el
|> and then the Makefile would copy to loaddefs.el prior to doing the
|> bootstrap just in case the latter has not been generated yet.

Yes, I agree that this would be A Good Thing.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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