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Re: Pretest

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Pretest
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 06:09:43 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:04:50 -0500
> I wonder if this is related to the problem reported by Martin Ebourne
> <address@hidden> in the thread "Small fix to configure.in in
> CVS".  He said:
> > > The problem I had was that I was building to a prefix directory that 
> > > included the word 'linux'. The emacs configure was preprocessing the 
> > > Makefile through the C preprocessor, and this was substituting 
> > > 'linux' to 1, thus making all the paths invalid.

But in my case, there's no `linux' in the directory's prefix, and I
don't think any of the paths are invalid, or I'd see a much more noisy

> I haven't checked in the patch he supplied yet, since I was trying to
> figure out whether the problem really exists.  However, if the patch
> fixes the problem for you, I guess we should check it in.

I think I need to understand exactly why ld fails, because this looks
like a Heisenbug: seemingly innocent changes make it disappear.

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