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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 61
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 23:28:11 +0300

> Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:41:40 -0400
> From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Miles Bader <address@hidden>:
> > "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:
> > > 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:
> > 
> > It never occurred to you to _say something_ during those "two weeks"?
> I have other things I'm working on.  I'd hit the wall, think "Usual breakage,
> somebody will get it just like the previous times", and go do something else.
> Two weeks of breakage got to be a bit much.  I was about ready to ship a loud
> complaint when the build system thread happened.

In my experience, a bootstrap never remains broken for more than a few
hours.  If it isn't fixed in a day, I look for problems local to my

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