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Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 61

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 61
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 10:20:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:

>> OK.  I have an utterly standard, if somewhat old, GNU/Linux box, probably
>> the most popular setup.  I think it's reasonable to expect the trunk to
>> build on my box nearly all the time.  Possibly on w32, too.
> I agree with this complaint, and I'm getting extremely frustrated.  I
> have been unable to work on vc.el for about *two weeks* now because
> the recommended "make maintainer-clean; configure; make bootstrap"
> consistently fails with this:
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target 
> `/home/esr/cvs/emacs/lisp/nxml/nxml-enc.elc', needed by `compile-main'.  Stop.
> This is on stock Ubuntu 8.04.  Whoever said expecting builds in CVS to
> work consistently was "hopelessly unrealistic" is simply revealing that the 
> Emacs system is broken as designed.  Maybe this is a *reason* we have so 
> few developers?

I haven't encountered this problem, and I'm using the same system.  Try
updating using `cvs up -Pd'.

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