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Re: Errors when building from source

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Errors when building from source
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:17:11 +0100

> Le 27 déc. 2018 à 13:50, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> Le 27 déc. 2018 à 11:04, Wouter Beek <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> Hi Akim,
>>> That's weird.  What "git status" noticing any difference?
>> Yes, the missing file seems to have been deleted:
>> ```
>> $ git status
>> On branch master
>> Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.
>> Changes not staged for commit:
>> (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed)
>> (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
>>   deleted:    m4/m4.m4
>> Untracked files:
>> (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
>>   .bootstrap13738.0
>>   .bootstrap13738.1
>> ```
>> I now have a working build on another distribution (Fedora).  I still
>> encountered the above issue with the missing m4/m4.m4 file.
> git reset --hard HEAD

I can reproduce this error: somewhere inside ./bootstrap,
symlinks to nonexistent files are removed.  And m4/m4.m4 is
a symlink inside submodule/autoconf: if you run ./bootstrap
before submodule update --init, it will kill this symlink.

I'll see if I can do something about it.

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