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Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:23:14 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> If I remove src/config.in, then the subsequent "make" after "make
>> extraclean" fails with
>> config.status: error: cannot find input file: `src/config.in'
>> GNUmakefile:72: recipe for target 'Makefile' failed
>> and I have to run autogen.sh again...
> How is this different from doing the same in a fresh checkout?  is
> this because the configure script wasn't removed, or for some other
> reason?

Yes, indeed.  If I remove both configure and src/config.in in
extraclean, the subsequent "make" works fine.

>> The two directories 
>> +./info
>> +./lib/sys
>> perhaps don't matter, and I'd rather not do an rm -rf on a directory...
> Are these directories empty?

They will normally be empty, but the user may have put a file there...

I could do check for whether they're empty, and if they are, I do an
rmdir on them?

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