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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: Generated files
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:43:47 GMT
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Mike Abbott wrote:

> > > 	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
> > 
> > Why don't they work for you?
> 
> They work to configure and make alpha 6 as-is.  But to add my
> state-threaded MPM I need to re-run buildconf (so it picks up
> modules/mpm/stm/config.m4) which fails because generated_lists has the
> wrong libtool_prefix.  After removing generated_lists buildconf runs but
> doesn't regenerate configure because make thinks configure is already
> up-to-date (in my tree, STM's config.m4 is older than configure).  I
> guess the other files don't matter, since buildconf recreates them with
> more or less the same contents as in a6.
> 
> Bottom line:  I recommend not including generated_lists in
> distributions since it depends on the build environment.  Developers
> like me will just have to remove configure -- and any other generated
> files they need to recreate -- ourselves.  Mostly I wanted to know if
> generated files were supposed to be present or absent.  Now I know.

    <repeating myself over and over mode>

    As you can clearly see in build/build.mk that file is
    generated each time you run buildconf. The contents of that
    file are simply overwritten.

    - Sascha


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