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Re: config.in


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: config.in
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:08:50 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|> Things may be different now with src/config.in.  There now seems to be
|> a Make rule to update that file, so it might try to run automatically.
|> This is no good.

There was always a rule for configure as well, otherwise I wouldn't have
added one for config.in.  But the difference with config.in is that it
depends on a third file, src/stamp-h.in, that functions as a timestamp
file, because autoheader does not modify its output if it wouldn't change,
thus to avoid running autoheader again and again the stamp file is needed.
I have already extended make-dist to fix the timestamps for distribution.

Andreas.

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