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Re: Package EVR problems in FC+FE 2006-12-02



Axel Thimm wrote:
On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 03:12:54PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 13:26 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
...
That's because if master and generated files are changed at
the same time, e.g. through a patch, then make may consider the
generated files not to be newer that the master and will try to
regenerate nonetheless.
Sorry, Axel, this is nonsense.

Really? Try in an arbitray project

touch configure.ac configure

and then watch how make will try to regenerate configure. That will
redefine your perception of "nonsense" ;)

Packagers just need to be careful about preserving timestamps when patching autotools-generated files such as 'configure'. This has been discussed on f-e-l before:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2006-June/msg00512.html

...and again here:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2006-November/msg00438.html

--Wart


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