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Re: Deleting in maintainer-clean

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Deleting in maintainer-clean
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 14:57:12 -0400
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On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 06:49:46PM +0100, Gary V . Vaughan wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 May 2001  6:43 pm, Eric Siegerman wrote:
> > 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*
> > necessary.
> Like this?

Yeah, pretty much.  Except that, as you imply, the bootstrap
script *should* be part of the distribution -- if for no other
reason, then for the benefit of those who check the distribution
into a private CVS repo, and thus get the foo/ timestamps
switched around on them (CVS is guaranteed to screw this up on a
"cvs update", since it updates the files in sorted order, and,
for all values of "X", "X" sorts before "").

(Minor typo on that page, btw: in "CVS does not preserve
relatively timestamps", delete the "ly".)

> > (No smiley; I mean it.)
> :-)  I never did get the joke with `make mrproper' what is that all about 
> anyway?...

Mr. Clean?
Dr. Pepper?
I dunno...  That's from Linux, isn't it?  Maybe you have to know
Finnish to get it.


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|-_|/  >   Eric Siegerman, Toronto, Ont.        address@hidden
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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
necessarily a good idea.
        - RFC 1925 (quoting an unnamed source)

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