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Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:26:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

>> the old setup did not need
>> maintainer-mode because the configure file was auto-updated by "cvs/bzr
>> update", but since this file is not under revisions control any more,
>> maintainer-mode is needed to keep the file up to date.

> Sorry, I don't follow.  The 2011-03-20 change put a copy of
> 'configure' into autogen/configure, and autogen/copy_autogen creates
> an up-to-date copy of 'configure' from 'autogen/configure'.
> So I don't see why the problematic dependencies are needed after
> autogen/copy_autogen is run.  It's true that 'configure' is not under
> revision control, but the problematic dependencies aren't needed to
> keep it 'configure' up to date if one uses copy_autogen.

Those changes were all about building configure locally from
configure.in rather than getting it from the VCS.  copy-autogen is only
a fallback case that's expected to be used only by those very few people
who don't have an autoconf that's sufficiently up to date.


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