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Re: config.in

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: config.in
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 11:18:58 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|>     |> Ordinary make has to fix the timestamps too, and touch the generated
|>     |> files, when you are building from CVS.  It should not attempt
|>     |> to run autoconf unless the user says `make configure' or `make 
|>     In neither cases the makefile caters for CVS timestamp issues at the
|>     moment.  Doing it right would require a script like gcc_update from the
|>     gcc repository, since make cannot know whether the timestamp difference
|>     comes from modifying configure.in or from CVS update.
|> If someone wants to "do it right", then by all means do so.
|> But unless and until that happens, we should do something simple:
|> Makefile.in should update configure and src/config.in
|> simply by touching them.

But I expect a simple "make" to update configure and config.in if I modify
configure.in.  If the makefile just uses touch then they stay out of
date.  This is bad.


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