built in the source directory?

Dave Korn
Wed Jul 14 17:27:00 GMT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Cagney 
> Sent: 14 July 2004 18:13
> To: Dave Korn
> Cc: 'Ben Elliston'; 'DJ Delorie'; binutils
> Subject: Re: built in the source directory?
> (I thought ben would step in :-)

  He did, but off list.  :)

> It's the autoconf/automake files that are the exception.   They are 
> generated and checked in to avoid local tool dependency problems (sh 
> can be really querky :-).

  More or less what he said.  I was wondering why end-users are expected to
have makeinfo installed and available but aren't expected to have auto*
tools.  But if it's really just the auto{conf,make} files that need special
treatment because of these version problems, that makes sense to me.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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