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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 0/4] maint: improve bootstrap

According to Jim Meyering on 2/23/2010 10:06 AM:
>   Making all in po
>   make[2]: Entering directory `/w/co/libvirt/po'
>   make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/config.status', needed by `Makefile'.  Stop
> I tracked that down to the fact that po/Makevars is now removed
> (rightly so, since it's generated), and it contained the definition
> of top_builddir, which when missing provokes the diagnostic above.

Yes, I was encountering some of that yesterday, but wasn't sure how much
of it was due to my (constantly-changing) setup while I was tweaking the
gnulib bootstrap side of things.  My testing passed only because I ended
up doing a fresh checkout every time.

> I propose to include the following change right after yours:
> The only trick is to disable the new syntax-check for hash.h,
> since it currently evokes a false-positive.

Is there ever a chance that #include <hash.h> in libvirt sources will pick
up the wrong header?  That is, should we rename one of the two files to a
less-common name, then update all clients to specify which of the two
versions they are grabbing?  But that is independent of this patch.

> Subject: [PATCH] build: update gnulib submodule to latest
> * cfg.mk (local-checks-to-skip): Disable sc_prohibit_hash_without_use
> for now, since it fails with a false-positive match.

ACK (assuming my ACK is good for much, given my relative newcomer status).

For that matter, maybe we should push yours first; the commit message in
3/4 can then use a bit of tweaking, if we then match bootstrap to

I guess I should also do a followup patch to README-hacking to give the
hint about setting GNULIB_SRCDIR to reduce download time if you already
have a local copy of gnulib.git.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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