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Re: Error because README is missing

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Error because README is missing
Date: 01 Dec 2004 13:15:42 -0500
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%% Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

  >>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
  >> Untested code ahead.

  >> m4_syscmd([test -f])dnl
  >> m4_if(m4_sysval, 0, [AC_CONFIG_FILES(])

  ad> Bad idea: side effects are incompatible with the (autom4te) cache.
  ad> If the environment changes but not the sources of configure, it
  ad> won't be regenerated.  Similarly with what Automake needs to
  ad> trace.

OK :-(.

I need a way to have a file marked as a config file, but not have
configure (or automake) fail if the .in input file doesn't exist.

How can I do this?

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>   HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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