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Re: [PATCH] make-dist fixes and clean-ups

From: Jérôme Marant
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make-dist fixes and clean-ups
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 11:42:47 +0200
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Quoting Lute Kamstra <address@hidden>:

> > Many people already proposed that
> Huh?  I didn't see it in any of the messages posted to emacs-devel.
> They all talked about changing Emacs' Makefiles or the Debian script,
> not about changing make-dist.

Sorry, you're right, it was proposed to do so out of make-dist,
but it was the same idea.

> > but this is wrong since 'make maintainer-clean', which undoes the
> > bootstrap, will remove loaddefs.el (which is fine since
> > autogenerated files have to be removed).
> >
> > Hence, I can't bootstrap more than once with the same tarball.
> Out of curiosity: do you have any special reason to do a "make
> maintainer-clean" before a second "make bootstrap"?  Why do a second
> bootstrap at all?

Yes, I do. I do build a package from within the unpacked tarball,
and when I do many attempts, make bootstrap and make maintainer-clean
are run on the same tree many times: not to have to unpack the same
tree at every attempt is handy.

> > How about leaving ldefs-boot.el and see if it hurts?
> Apart from being redundant under normal circumstances, it probably
> doesn't hurt in any way.  Come to think of it: it's actually a nice
> feature that the distribution tarball allows a "make maintainer-clean"
> and then a ".configure" plus "make bootstrap".


> You convinced me to distribute ldefs-boot.el.  ;-)

I'm glad I did :-)


Jérôme Marant

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