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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.3-RC1: restoring build functionality lost since

From: Oliver Kiddle
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.3-RC1: restoring build functionality lost since nmh-1.0.4
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 16:30:42 +0200

On 4 May, Russell Ruby wrote:
> There were a few build and run glitches needing fixing,  but nmh-1.3-RC1
> has now been chewing through mail just fine for the last few days.
> I have submitted a couple of patches in the project "bugs" section so
> far, but forgot to reference nmh-1.3-RC1 in the title of the second
> submission.  That one restores the ability to build outside the
> "top src" directory, along with restoring the automatic substitutions
> for missing library functions.

This has broken building of nmh with a non-GNU make! You can only rely
on $< in pattern/inference rules.

I've never built outside the top src directory. What does that involve
and how do you go about doing it and what is the point? Is there an
alternative fix.

The -o option to lex is also not portable: not everyone uses recent flex
though this appears to be an older problem.


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