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Re: autoconf-2.62: `make install' fails if file system is case insensiti

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.62: `make install' fails if file system is case insensitive
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:27:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hello Eric,

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 09:59:22PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
> >   if configure detects case-insensitive make, the rule for
> >   $(srcdir)/INSTALL would be disabled.
> > That should not be a problem, as case insensitive platforms are
> > rarely used to create the distribution tarball of Autoconf.
> This seems reasonable; but how does it interact with the fact that cfg.mk 
> currently defines the make macro _autoreconf to remove INSTALL?  I think that 
> definition also needs conditioning (ie. if on a case-insensitive make, it 
> seems 
> like cfg.mk must not redefine _autoreconf from its default in GNUmakefile).

if I understand GNUmakefile correctly, then _autoreconf is used only
if a ``dist-target'' is run on a modified git checkout.
But I do not believe this is done on case-insensitive targets.

So I wouldn't care about this.

> But I'd feel a lot more comfortable if someone actually tested your 
> patch on the case-insensitive MSYS make (or at least the algorithm in the .m4 
> file) to ensure that we will correctly detect the situation, before applying 
> this patch.

I'll ask for a test and report the result.  Sorry for the delay.


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