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Re: Patch to INSTALL.CVS to clarify why `make bootstrap' sometimes fails

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Patch to INSTALL.CVS to clarify why `make bootstrap' sometimes fails.
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 00:22:16 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 22:52:45 +0200
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> >> Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 14:40:11 -0400
>> >> Cc: address@hidden
>> >> 
>> >> `make bootstrap' should begin by doing a `maintainer-clean'.
>> >
>> > And then what does one do if a bootstrap fails half-way through, and
>> > one wants to continue it after fixing the problem?
>> That's an expert operation with tripup potential.
> No, it isn't.  Continuing from where the previous run with the same
> arguments left off is a normal Make operation.

bootstrap is not exactly a standard target, and we don't have a target
bootstrap-clean that would avoid having to call configure from scratch.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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