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Re: Best practice for cleaning autotools-generated files?

Am 17.03.2011 08:51, schrieb Sean Finney:

>>> So Makefile rules can then re-run auto* tools at build time and you
>>> lost the benefit you want to have.
>> Makefile rules should not rerun auto* stuff at build time.
> they will if AM_MAINTAINER_MODE is being used, in some cases.

It's really the other way around.
By default automake generates rules which will regenerate the build system if
affected files are changed.

AM_MAINTAINER_MODE (which is optional and not used by most packages) allows to
explicitl disable this dependency checking via AM_MAINTAINER_MODE(disable) or as
configure switch --disable-maintainer-mode.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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