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Re: bug in tar 1.14-2.1

Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> writes:

> On 2006-03-25 Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> However, I don't immediately understand why the auto* tools are being
>> invoked by make during this build?
> [...]
> ametzler@argenau:/tmp$ lsdiff -z tar_1.14-2.1.diff.gz | \
>                                  egrep -v '/debian/|/src/'
> tar-1.14/config/config.guess
> tar-1.14/config/config.sub
> tar-1.14/po/de.po
> tar-1.14/configure.ac
> tar-1.14/doc/tar.texi
> You are patching configure.ac, which causes auto* to try to regenerate
> ./configure. Remove the patchlet and it should build fine. As you are not
> shipping the corresponding change to ./configure the thing is
> ineffictive anyway, unless you are rebuildung on a system that has the
> whole auto* shebang installed.[1]
> hth, cu andreas
> [1] It actually FTBFS for me, with auto* installed:
> cd . && /bin/bash /tmp/tar-1.14/config/missing --run aclocal-1.8 -I m4
> aclocal: m4/gettext.m4: 378: macro `AM_LC_MESSAGES' not found in library
> aclocal: macro `jm_GLIBC21' required but not defined
> make: *** [aclocal.m4] Error 1

And remeber, if you ship a patch for configure and configure.ac then
the files will have timestamps in the same order as they are in the
diff, which is probably random.

To make sure the timestamps fit you have to "touch configure.ac; touch
configure" in rules then.


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