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Re: Build failure in master for GNU: "error: cannot open < lib/../nt/gnu

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Build failure in master for GNU: "error: cannot open < lib/../nt/gnulib.mk: No such file or directory"
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:36:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> For instance, if you check in "make"-breaking changes, then you could
>> also check in something that has the necessary commands to make "make"
>> work again.
> I couldn't find a way of doing that without significant changes in our
> Makefiles, something for which I had no time, sorry.  Running
> autogen.sh every once in a while is not a big deal, really.

Well, as you can see: Every single time things like this happens, people
get confused and can't build Emacs until somebody reminds them.

So if it's not a big deal, it's a thing, at least.

>> We just have to establish some kind of mechanism -- for
>> instance, a special directive in the commit message?  Or something else.
> I don't think I understand what you have in mind.  What directive?

That would be something we would decide on.  If just updating
Makefile.in makes these problems go away, then that's the directive.  :-)

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