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Re: maintainer mode

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: maintainer mode
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 19:23:52 -0700

Eric Siegerman wrote:

>  4. The user imported your package into CVS (as I often do).
>     Because CVS checkouts are done in alphabetical order,
>     might well have a later timestamp than its corresponding foo,
>     without the files' content having changed.  So the
>     maintainer-mode tests charge ahead and try to rebuild foo,
>     very probably with an incorrect version of the autotool in
>     question.  Kaboom.

See GCC's contrib/gcc_update.
Or, my autogen/config/bootstrap.
Or, several projects with misnamed "" scripts.

None of these mess with weirdo --with-mumble options.  :-)


Bruce Korb <first initial + last name at gnu dot org>

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