This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
generic build doubts, part 2
- From: Lapo Luchini <lapo at lapo dot it>
- To: Mailing List: CygWin-Apps <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 23:05:18 +0100
- Subject: generic build doubts, part 2
Packaging libungif I had the need to slightly change configure, but had
not the will to autoreconf it all, unnecessarily creating a huge patch
where only a single line change was needed.
At this very time I discovered patch doesn't by default sets times, and
uses current time unless -Z is used.
This of course triggered the "missing" upon make invokation, which is
not wanted, if the user doesn't have the autotools, and in this specific
case is just lost time anyway.
So I figured: why patch has this strange default?
Shouldn't we use -Z by default?
Would that have "bad effects" apart from the good effect that I wouldn't
have turned crazy understanding why file date was current even if I
"patched the patch" to have the correct time?
Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
firstname.lastname@example.org (PGP & X.509 keys available)
http://www.lapo.it (ICQ UIN: 529796)