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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Sleep for two seconds before generating bu

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Sleep for two seconds before generating build-version.c
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:27:53 +0200
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On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 09:59:28PM +0200, Peter Bex wrote:
> Hi all,
> As I've explained elsewhere, our release builds have some problems on
> Haiku due to BFS (its default file system) having only second-resolution
> timestamps.  This causes trouble with GNU Make, as it thinks that some
> generated files are older than the source files which are generated on
> the exact same second (but milliseconds earlier).
> This is a bit odd and may really be a bug in GNU Make, but for the time
> being, it's safest to insert a 2-second delay.  Of course, MS Windows
> has its own way of sleeping, so I had to correct for that.  See the
> patch.
> This patch should be cherry-picked straight into the release branch,
> so then we can finally make a proper release tarball that works everywhere.

For now we've decided not to apply this.  Instead we documented the
problem and will wait for the results of our report to the Haiku/GNU Make


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