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Re: configure-more.zip

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: configure-more.zip
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 09:38:11 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:

This won't work. "make bootstrap" must be preceeded by "configure",
and if configure.bat does not have the right line ends, then that will

This situation worries me less: if configure.bat fails to run, the
user will know something is wrong with the batch file.  It's the
mysterious error message produced by Make that prompted my suggestion.
I've seen 2 Emacs maintainers trip on this just this last month.

But if you have a better idea, I'm open to suggestions.

(Btw, my testing indicates that cmd.exe from Windows 2K and XP
succeeds running a batch file even if its lines end in the Unix-style
single LF, and also if there's more than one CR character before the
Running a bat file with unix style line ends:

- cmd.exe: Windows 2k: ok, XP: ok, NT: ok
- command.com: Window 2k: ok, others: ??

As I previously have said I suggested testing at the end of configure.bat should be a good solution. All that is needed is a small C program. Maybe this testing also should be repeated in the Makefile though to take care of redownloads.

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