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Re: robustifying remove_distdir?

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: robustifying remove_distdir?
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 21:32:27 +0200
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On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 04:24:37PM -0400, David Fang wrote:
> In reply to myself:
> > Is there a way of making the "rm -rf" more robust?  Maybe with some sort
> > of "while distdir exists, try removing" loop?
> -         && rm -fr $(distdir); }; }
> +         && { until rm -fr $(distdir); do :; done; }; }; }

well, it seems that this code can easily loop forever under certain

I'm not sure whether Automake should try to work around this problems
of the system.  When you see the problem, try to find a methot which
can reproduce it, though not deterministically, and report that as a
bug of the system.

Have a nice day,

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