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From "Noah Slater (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-23) Make build system check bootstrapping
Date Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:46:32 GMT

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Noah Slater commented on COUCHDB-23:
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I just had to check Makefile.am and configure.ac again to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
This ticket describes the situation where running make checks to see at what revision ./bootstrap
was run, and prompt the user to re-run ./bootstrap if the current revision is more recent,
before bailing. Same for ./configure as well. As far as I can see, we never implemented this.
It's a handy check for people who are building from source. If anything changes that is used
as input to ./bootstrap or ./configure then the user should be notified that they need to
go back to the beginning of the process to make sure the generated files are up to date.
                
> Make build system check bootstrapping
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-23
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-23
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Build System
>            Reporter: Noah Slater
>            Assignee: Noah Slater
>            Priority: Minor
>
> If you make the bootstrap write out the svn revision ID and the build
> process check the revision ID it may be possible to error out when the user
> has done an "svn up" without bootstrapping.

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