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Re: make bootstrap fails

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: make bootstrap fails
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:46:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

>>> Running bzr status --no-classify dired.el...FAILED (status 4)
>> Please report it as a bug.  It might be triggered by a problematic
>> installation of Bzr or something else, but Emacs's build should not fail
>> just because it can't determine the VC status of a file.

> The simple solution is just to disable all vc backends while building
> (not like they can do anything at all except cause a slow-down), as
> previously suggested:


> However there was some opposition to the idea.

As explained back then: if it's a problem while building Emacs, there's
no reason to think it won't be a problem in other use cases.  So it
should be fixed the right way, rather than swept under the carpet.


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