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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: Generated files
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2000 12:22:37 GMT
On 23 Aug 2000, Jeff Trawick wrote:

> Manoj Kasichainula <manoj@io.com> writes:
> 
> > On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 05:33:28PM -0700, Mike Abbott wrote:
> > > Some recent 2.0 alphas (5 and 6) include the following generated files,
> > > some alphas (4) don't.  I would prefer that they were absent, since the
> > > shipped versions don't work on my systems.  Will they always be present
> > > or absent in the future?
> > > 	src/aclocal.m4
> > > 	src/configure
> > > 	src/generated_lists
> > > 	src/include/ap_config_auto.h.in
> > > 	src/lib/apr/configure
> > > 	src/lib/apr/include/apr_private.h.in
> > > 	src/lib/apr/shmem/unix/mm/configure
> > 
> > These will be present; they are necessary for non-developers to
> > compile the code on Unix without autoconf, etc.
> > 
> > Why don't they work for you?
> 
> Examples:
> 
> generated_lists contains paths to libtool *on the machine that was
> used to build the tarball*.  Not cool.

    That file does not contain any information it all. It is a
    temporary file used to work around the lack of a portable way
    to assign the output of shell commands to variables in make.

> Somebody on OS/390 had a problem with aclocal.m4, but I don't know
> what it was.  It may have been that aclocal.m4 had some libtool stuff
> and we use a *completely* different set of libtool code on OS/390.

    Well, to fix something we need to know what is broken. :-)

    - Sascha


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