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Re: [PATCH, RFC] etags/ctags v22.0.92 break Linux kernel `make TAGS/tags

From: Don Mullis
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] etags/ctags v22.0.92 break Linux kernel `make TAGS/tags`
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:43:17 -0800

On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 15:13 +0100, Francesco Potorti` wrote:
> >`make TAGS` produces a TAGS that causes the emacs v22.0.92 command 
> >'M-x tags-search' to repeatedly stop with complaints about missing files.
> >Proximate cause of this is "#line" directives in Linux source files.
> I cannot reproduce this on a 2.6.18 Linux tree with Emacs 22.0.91.
> By the way, I did not know that 22.0.92 was out.  Would someone please
> tell me where I can download it?


> Anyway, etags has not changed in that respect since 22.0.91.  Would you
> please detail precisely the steps you followed to trigger the bug?  

The bug only appears if some `make *config` has succeeded.  Try:

        make allnoconfig
        make TAGS

I have verified that the above shows the bug with 2.6.18 Linux.

> And,
> just to be sure, please let me know the output of 
>  strings `which etags` | fgrep revision
        $ strings `which etags` | fgrep revision
        @(#) pot revision number is $Revision$

More usefully:

        $ etags --version
        etags (standalone 22.0.92)
        Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. and Ken Arnold
        This program is distributed under the same terms as Emacs

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