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

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: "make dist" calls "automake" ??
Date: 20 Jul 2001 14:00:11 -0600

>>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

Akim> Please, don't do that.  Using missing is much more appropriate.
Akim> For instance, only missing will help independently of the
Akim> version of Automake used by the user.  If it's old enough, then
Akim> is produced, and if automake fails (e.g., version
Akim> too old), then is preserved.

But the point is that in the particular case we are talking about,
preserving the is *wrong*.  You'd end up with a broken

Since the code is gone, this doesn't matter, except as a philosophical

And philosophically I don't see any problem with requiring that `make
dist' be done by a person with the right tools available in $PATH.  In
general we don't require this, but `dist' is a bit special.


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