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Re: generated tests/*.at in cvs?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: generated tests/*.at in cvs?
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 21:11:25 +0200
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Hi Paul,

* Paul Eggert wrote on Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 07:22:54PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> >> OK, so I removed the generated *.at files from the CVS.
> >
> > Please undo that.  The creation of these files is not portable:
> But these files aren't intended to be built by installers, so that
> shouldn't matter.

Well.  Until recently, they /were/ built by installers, because our
Makefiles inadvertently caused OpenBSD make to rebuild the generated
test files.  So then I fixed Autoconf to build out-of-the box with
OpenBSD tools, both from a tarball and from the CVS sources.  Not only
for OpenBSD, but for several other systems as well.  I also identified
that the mktests.sh still wasn't portable.

So now this patch destroys that feature again, that I can use CVS trees
for testing there.  Typically this hurts the ports maintainers, too.

> We are close to an alpha release, but not close to a real release, so
> it should be OK to make minor cleanups to the build process here.

Yes, and I apologize for stating that as the only reason against this
change, where in fact there is a much better reason (IMVHO).

If the change should remain, it would be helpful to either state that
GNU grep may be necessary for the CVS version, or have the configure
script search for a grep that works with mktests.sh, or fix mktests.sh
to work with OpenBSD grep.


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