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Re: autoconf and OS/2

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: autoconf and OS/2
Date: 19 Jun 2001 05:20:09 -0300
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On Jun 18, 2001, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:

>   # Make a symlink if possible; otherwise try a hard link.
>   ln -s $ac_rel_source $ac_dest 2>/dev/null ||
>     ln $srcdir/$ac_source $ac_dest ||
>     AC_MSG_ERROR([cannot link $ac_dest to $srcdir/$ac_source])

> Now, the question is why we never used `cp -p' here.

I think the answer is that we had never ported autoconf to a platform
in which neither ln -s nor ln would work.  Cygwin, for example,
implements ln as cp.  I don't see a reason to not add `cp -p',
though, except a little bit of concern about portability of -p.

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