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Re: [PATCH] Automatic rebuilding of build files

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_panoptico.reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-05-03 22:11:22 CEST

>> Those kind of changes don't happen often enough to warrant making it
>> automatic; a single autogen.sh script that takes care of everything is
>> sufficient.
>> Auto-generating the build can have serious consequences if something
>> triggers the rebuild dependency and where the required auto* tools are
>> either not present on the machine, or have incompatible versions that
>> won't work with your project; an otherwise fine tarball suddenly is
>> broken and unable to build on your production box.
> I share much of the above opinion, but am not against auto rebuilds
> provided we make sure they can only occur in working copies, never in
> tarballs, *and* they do not rebuild too much too often.

Your first concern can be addressed by using this rules only when
--enable-debug is used.
The second concern... well.. try this patch in your personal WC for a
while and see if it's helpful or not =).

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