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Re: 23.0.60; etc/DOC-${version}.buildnumber

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; etc/DOC-${version}.buildnumber
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 19:54:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110008 (No Gnus v0.8) Emacs/22.2.50 (gnu/linux)

On 2008-04-12 19:24 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Sven Joachim <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Peter Dyballa <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:32:32 +0200
>> On 2008-04-12 15:10 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> >> From: Peter Dyballa <address@hidden>
>> >> Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 14:00:23 +0200
>> >> Cc: 
>> >> 
>> >> This file is not deleted by 'make clean', so upon a new build its  
>> >> number is incremented and more and more DOC files get installed.
>> >
>> > I think this is intended, as you still have the Emacs binary from the
>> > previous build (emacs-${version}.buildnumber) around, and could use
>> > it, e.g., for comparison or some other purpose.
>> That's not true, the Emacs binaries are all deleted by `make clean'.
> Maybe I completely misunderstand the issue at hand: are we talking
> about files in the build directory or in the install directory?

The build directory.

> ("make clean" is relevant to the former, not the latter.)

Of course.

> If Peter and you are talking about the build directory, then the
> previous DOC should probably be removed, but do we really want the
> build number NOT to be incremented anyway?

I'm not certain I understand that; make clean removes all the emacs*
binaries from the build tree and therefore should also remove the then
useless DOC-* files.  It probably makes sense to reset the build number
to 1 after that, doesn't it?  Or what do you mean?


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