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Re: NT porting gotcha

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-08-11 20:27:18 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> Er, sorry, I think I wasn't clear. I was actually thinking about how
> the emacs build system tars up its lisp directory and dumps it into
> the target area. (Not a very good practice, but oh well.) The build
> system "knows" about RCS directories and removes them from the
> destination area, and it could be taught to "know" about CVS and SVN
> directories as well... but that won't work if the SVN directory name
> could be different.

The same type of solution applies to this case.


   ./configure --with-version-control-system-admin-subdir=fish

You get the idea. :-)

I'm not saying it's pretty, just that it's possible for people to not
use the default and still survive, assuming they're paying attention.

Daniel Stenberg's look-for-a-known-file solution is also a way out.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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