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Re: Automatic Reconfiguring of Configuration Files

From: Scott James Remnant
Subject: Re: Automatic Reconfiguring of Configuration Files
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 21:21:51 +0100

On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 18:29, Bill Wendling wrote:

> There's an annoyance with automake which is causing us serious problems.
> I'm using "autoreconf" to regenerate all of the Makefile.ins, header
> files, configure, etc. However, when it gets checked into CVS and used on
> another platform, the Makefiles try to reconfigure everything (with
> autoconf, etc.). Yet, the newest autoconf, automake, etc. scripts aren't
> available on those platforms.
> How can I get the Makefiles to NOT try to regenerate things?
Add AM_MAINTAINER_MODE to your configure.{ac,in}, run autoconf again and
these rules will be disabled unless you supply the
--enable-maintainer-mode option to configure.

Alternatively don't commit any autoconf, automake or aclocal generated
file to CVS, and run 'autoreconf -i' after checkout.  To ensure the
right versions are used, set a minimum version of each tool using

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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