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Re: [gpsd-dev] The carnivorous config bug

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] The carnivorous config bug
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:19:42 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
> Here is my build script:
>       rm configure gpsd.h gpsd_config.h
>       make clean
>       scons --clean
>       scons --config=force && scons install && ldconfig
> What should it be?

That should be good enough.  The --config=force option ignores the cache:

              If this option is specified, all configuration tests will be re-
              run regardless of whether the cached results are  out  of  date.
              This  can be used to explicitly force the configuration tests to
              be updated in response to an otherwise unconfigured change in  a
              system header file or compiler.

This would neatly explain why you weren't getting the same false negatives
I was and thought I was totally flaking out.

Might be a good heuristic for the future that if Eric suddenly looks
afflicted by galloping incompetence, the first possibility to check is
that the build/test infrastructure is screwing with him. Or possibly
with you.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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