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Re: [PATCH] Fix INSTALL description for modified files in sourcedir

On 05/18/2012 04:57 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:

> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
>> On 05/18/2012 04:49 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>> Please note that even though you're building in a separate build
>>> directory, the compilation may need to create or modify files and
>>> directories in the source directory, including creating the directory
>>> @file{autom4te.cache} or creating @file{.mo} files in the @file{po}
>>> directory.
>> I'd suggest zapping everything starting at ", including", and filing
>> bugzilla bug reports for the other issues, assuming glibc aims at
>> being able to be built from a read-only src tree.
> The manual should represent reality. I agree that we should file bug
> reports, but that's orthogonal to the issue of documentation being
> accurate. Do you agree?

I agree, though mentioning the autom4te.cache directory doesn't sound useful
for the target audience this documented is aims at.  IIUC from the
irc discussion, it's a side product of an autoconf check for working
autoconf.  Knowing where the .mo files end up sounds useful though.

Pedro Alves

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