Re[2]: [Gc]: Dependency tracking for configuration macros

Ivan Maidanski ivmai at
Wed Sep 30 10:41:54 PDT 2009


Petter Urkedal <urkedal at> wrote:
> On 2009-09-30, Ivan Maidanski wrote:
> > Before running autoreconf -vif, I deleted all .m4 files. Am I doing the right thing?
> I'm constantly deleting libtool.m4 first myself since it's outdated.
> But don't delete acinclude.m4.  That one is part of bdwgc.
> > If yes, this is a bit compilated, so should we remove these files from GC (if they are used only during regeneration)?
> It's a matter of taste (and maybe heated discussions...), but the m4
> files are not used by configure, so by deleting them we still provide a
> working ./configure for the casual end-user while minimising the number
> of generated files in the repository.
> > If not, should really contain undef GC version macros?
> The way we do it, should contain whatever Autoheader says,
> and as said, we keep acinclude.m4.

Peter -
Could you send me your autogenerated files that are different from that in the latest CVS?


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