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Re: Error because README is missing

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Error because README is missing
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 10:25:11 +0100
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Smith <address@hidden> writes:

 > %% 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?

Hm...   What is the service you are expecting?  You say that configure
shouldn't fail, but if it's a config file, configure is expected to
fail.  Unless you do mean configure, and not config.status?

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