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Re: make distclean and bash-4.4 - FYI

From: Michael Felt
Subject: Re: make distclean and bash-4.4 - FYI
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:43:22 +0200
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> On 10/31/2018 9:24 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 10/31/18 3:03 PM, Michael Felt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I finally got around to patching and packaging bash-4.4.23 and had to
>> run a "make distclean" because I had copied the old version and without
>> the make distclean make kept looking for "bashversion" in the old path
>> .../bash-4.4.19/bashversion
> The build directory is written to the Makefile so the build artifacts
> (like bashversion) get removed from the right place. This is how you
> support multiple build directories from a single source directory, for
> instance.
>> This is just FYI - I'll install yacc, which is what make is complaining
>> about now - but I also wonder if I could have avoided this by trying to
>> build oot (out of tree). Is this supported, or even recommended?
> You should install bison, not yacc, otherwise you'll run into problems
> resulting from yacc's inability to support recursive parsers. And yes,
> a build directory separate from the source directory is the recommended
> configuration.
If I "must", I shall build and install yacc. However, my hope is that:
a) I won't need either after I create a source-directory, and build oot
b) I prefer to work, as much as possible, from platform supplied tools.

Thanks for the extra info.
>> Thanks for a great product!
> Thanks for your kind words.
> Chet

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