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Re: [Groff] autoconf and autoreconf

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] autoconf and autoreconf
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:52:22 +0200 (CEST)

> I ran `autoconf'.  There was a subdirectory `autom4te.cache/'
> created.  First I just deleted it.

This is correct.

> Then I learned that `autoreconf' is the better `autoconf' because it
> automatically calls all necessary `autotools'.  But `autoreconf' also
> creates the subdirectory `autom4te.cache/'.  I learned that this
> subdirectory is used by the tool `autom4te', which is used internally
> by many `autotols'.
> So I think I should add this to the groff CVS.

Certainly not!

> Any comments?

This directory and its contents is *always* intermediate!  It just
speeds up the execution of the autoconf tools.  Actually, the
`configure' script itself shouldn't be stored in the repository but
generated during a `make tarball' call...

Please remove it again.


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