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Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 01:34:15 +0100
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

That wouldn't help for this case since you must rerun configure anyway
when it changes, not matter how you update it.  This has nothing to do
with maintainer mode.


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