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Re: Automake 1.16.1: problem with non-gnu make and gnulib

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Automake 1.16.1: problem with non-gnu make and gnulib
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:43:02 +0200
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Hello Assaf,

Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2019-08-24 7:34 a.m., Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> On Sat, 24 Aug 2019, Assaf Gordon wrote:
>>> I've encountered a problem where a released tarball (of 'make dist')
>>> generated by Automake-1.16.1 fails to build with non-gnu make (e.g.
>>> "bmake" on BSDs).
>>> The exact same project and 'make dist' with automake-1.15 builds fine.
>> The problem may very well have to do with parts obtained from gnulib
>> or an implementation artifact from the template Makefiles.
> I certainly agree - but it seems like a regression in Automake where
> a structure that worked for several years (and several automake
> versions) now stopped working.
> I'm looking for any hints or ideas as to what changed or what is causing
> the failure...

One convenient way to detect what caused this problem would be to do a
‘git bisect’ session on Automake VCS repository and analyse the diff of
the commit introducing the failure.

Mathieu Lirzin
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