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Re: [PATCH] Automatic rebuilding of build files

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-05-03 22:27:32 CEST

On Tue, 3 May 2005, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

> >> 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.

You mean --enable-maintainer-mdoe?


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