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Re: "make dist" calls "automake" ??

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: "make dist" calls "automake" ??
Date: 20 Jul 2001 10:12:36 -0600

>>>>> "Guido" == Guido Draheim <address@hidden> writes:

Guido> The harsh way might be to have all calls to autotools be
Guido> wrapped with a check about maintainer-mode. Therefore, if the
Guido> make-dependencies work out a way to rule that wants to update
Guido> maintainer-files then it would not call the autotool but issue
Guido> a warning that it should only be done in maintainer-mode. I
Guido> remember a time that most of the code that wants to run
Guido> autotools had been prefixed with an ifdef-check
Guido> (@maintainer_mode_true@) - why not for these too?

Oh, yeah -- when that code was written the assumption was that the
person running `make dist' would be a maintainer.  I don't really have
a problem with that (though this particular requirement isn't in the
source any more).


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