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Re: "include $(top_builddir)/" is ignored by automake

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: "include $(top_builddir)/" is ignored by automake
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 23:10:18 +0100
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>>> "Tom" == Tom Howard <address@hidden> writes:


 Tom> Dang.  The AC_CONFIG_FILES technique is much nicer (less
 Tom> files to change).  Are there some bad side effects of
 Tom> using

 Tom> touch && autoreconf

 Tom> that I'm not aware of?

It's bad to overwrite a file that you distribute.


 Tom> Basically they add make targets to automate stuff like
 Tom> committing to cvs (creates a template ChangeLog entry for
 Tom> you and uses it for the commit log), making a release
 Tom> (adds appropriate ChangeLog entry, tags it in cvs, and
 Tom> updates the version number), make rpms (creates the files
 Tom> list for the spec file for you and converts the ChangeLog
 Tom> to a suitable format for the spec file, before creating
 Tom> the actual rpm), etc.

How does this things require the Makefile fragment to be
generated?  IOW, why not simply `include'?
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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