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Re: lynx-dev Why deleting config.cache?

From: Adrian Bunk
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Why deleting config.cache?
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 00:02:05 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Thomas Dickey wrote:

> >       Hi. It seems that Lynx285dev3's configure script will delete
> >    the config.cache file. Why? I deleted it in 282dev2 and problems
> >    with rand/srand are gone, but now that new config.cache file created
> >    can be reused for future configure scripts I think. It's much
> >    faster using a cache file that configuring from scratch. Bye!
> I did that because there are several tests that the configure script makes
> which are difficult to make rerunnable (and sharing configure results across
> different tools doesn't really work, since there are cases where the tools
> use the information in conflicting ways:  the only cases where I'm aware
> that it _does_ work are (a) trivial scripts or (b) scripts written by the
> same developers).

BTW: autoconf >= 2.50 does no longer create a config.cache unless you do
     explicitely enable it.



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