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Re: [PATCH] Remove configure checks for and automatic running of autoconf
- From: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux dot org>
- To: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:59:54 +1000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove configure checks for and automatic running of autoconf
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On 16/10/13 22:06, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013, Allan McRae wrote:
>> These checks used to be run when using --with-cvs but were left in
>> when that option was removed. Remove these checks as regeneration
>> of the configure file should be consciously performed. This also
>> stops the generation of autom4te.cache in the source directory
>> while building, allowing the relevant entry to be removed from
> Please don't remove the Makefile rules for regenerating configure scripts.
> It should be possible to use "make" to regenerate any generated file in
> the source tree, ideally. The makefile rules are what defines the correct
> commands and options to use for regeneration; nothing else does.
> The only problem is the modification of the source tree *when the scripts
> and their timestamps are up to date*.
So we have differing opinions being expressed on this one. Carlos said
they should not be automatically generated. See .
Can we come to some compromise here that gets rid of the autoconf check
in configure but still has make rules?