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Re: Build failure on Windows

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Build failure on Windows
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:13:43 +0100

>>     1. If you want to build Emacs outside of the source tree
>>        (recommended), create the build directory and chdir there.
>> Maybe we should remove that recommendation?
> I don't see why.  Your problems are all related to outdated Lisp
> files, so out-of-tree builds are unlikely to be a factor.  (Which
> means I again don't understand why you report a perceptible
> degradation in build success rates, while I don't see anything close
> to that.)

Was the gnulib.mk issue from my first message in this thread related to
out-of-tree building?

>>   > Are the failures always with outdated Lisp files?  Or are they due to
>>   > other aspects of the build?
>> I had three typical groups of failures (some of them also on GNU/Linux
>> IIRC):
>> - The "require cl-lib" ones - by far the largest group and by far the
>>     greatest annoyance.  Do we really need cl-lib in preloaded Elisp?  OK,
>>     this ship sailed long ago ...
>> - More specific cl-generic.el related errors.  IIRC usually something
>>     about cl-defgeneric but I don't recall the precise text any more.
>>     probably a subgroup of the first one.
>> - Something I certainly never saw before about invalid bytecode.
> These are all related to outdated *.elc files.

OK.  I never saw these in the past years.  Maybe I was just lucky.

>> Also, failures occurred only when a configure step was performed before
>> (which is probably obvious).  Pure makes never failed.
> You mean, when configure is run automatically by "make"?

Yes.  BTW, all rebuilds in the past minutes had configure run
automatically and succeeded without problems.  So maybe the issue is


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