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Re: fyi-ac-arg-var.patch

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: fyi-ac-arg-var.patch
Date: 19 Jun 2001 05:13:55 -0300
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On Jun 18, 2001, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:

> What was not acceptable was having configure think one thing about
> PRECIOUS, and the cache believing something else.


> - the user is a novice
>   then if there are changed PRECIOUS vars, specify which ones, and

suggest the user to remove config.cache, and only then

>   abort.

Or we could take it a step further: rename config.cache to something
else and restart configure from scratch.

> - the user is an expert
>   warn if appropriate, but do what she says, and cache the latest
>   values.

This would be wrong, because we'd have used cached values computed
based on the previous environment variables.

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