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Re: Deleting in maintainer-clean

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Deleting in maintainer-clean
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 13:43:33 -0400
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On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 06:46:03PM +0100, Gary V . Vaughan wrote:
> On Saturday 19 May 2001  3:41 pm, Reinhard M?ller wrote:
> > How about TOTALLYCLEAN or COMPLETELYCLEAN and defining it as removing
> > everything that can be rebuilt somehow (e.g. with autoconf, automake,
> > libtoolize, etc.)

Yes, please!  As long as there's also a way to bootstrap back
from there to "configure;make"-ability.  For a simple
autoconf+automake package, I presume autoreconf will do this, but
other things like libtool may make things more complicated.

The bootstrap could be a simple shell script that makes no
attempt to optimize out unnecessary actions -- after all, you
would rarely be running it unless all the actions *were*

> :-)

(No smiley; I mean it.)


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