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Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:47:15 +0100
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Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> wrote:
 |Hi Steffen,
 |> Then `configure' only needs to change when something changes, like
 |> adding perl(1) detection or similar.
 |It can also change due to different versions of autoconf being used by
 |developers;  the same functionality represented by differing expansions
 |of the macros.  Alternating commits by two developers then cause a back
 |and forth change to keep being checked in unless they make an effort to
 |commit `what's changed but not configure', and that relies on them not
 |making a mistake and forgetting that configure has a functional change
 |just this time.

ah yes, i think you describe my problem very well.
(But you really wouldn't have liked the complete original message
of mine, it was _much_ longer. :)


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