make distclean target
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sun Sep 12 12:05:52 CEST 2004
Maarten Boekhold wrote:
>>> Shouldn't the distclean target also delete the aclocal.m4 file from
>>> the top_srcdir? (at least for libxfce4util it doesn't do that now).
>> No, because aclocal.m4 cannot be regenerated w/o having the autotools
>> (autoconf in this case) installed. distclean should only cleanup stuff
>> that can be regenerated by configure w/o the help of autotools.
> Is aclocal.m4 actually used by configure? I thought it was just used to
> *generate* configure...
> Reason I asked is that I patched my local version of libtool (see
> "problems compiling libxfce4util" thread), and ./autogen.sh didn't
> automatically update aclocal.m4 unless I first manually deleted it...
For the archive: export ACLOCAL_FLAGS="--force" prior to autogen.sh
fixes this problem, but don't this in general, use only if you really
need to override aclocal.m4.
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