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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: Generated files
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2000 20:13:40 GMT
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Mike Abbott wrote:

> >     <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.
> 
> If by "that file" you mean generated_lists, then please explain this
> behavior on a plain 2.0a6 tree:
> 
> mja@trudge % buildconf
> don't know how to make /usr/local/bin/../share/aclocal/libtool.m4 (bu42).
> *** Error code 1 (bu21)
> 
> Since generated_lists has no dependencies in build/build.mk, it is
> rebuilt only if it does not exist. 

    It is in the .PHONY target.

    We probably should add rm -f generated_lists to buildconf,
    then even the most obscure make will do the Right Thing.

    - Sascha


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