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Re: GCC vs. `make' on Solaris
>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <email@example.com> writes:
Alexandre> On May 11, 2001, Mark Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 1. Use `echo' or `cat' in place of `touch' to avoid the bug.
>> In other words, use:
>> rm -f s-foo && echo > s-foo
>> This works because `creat' works; it's just `utime' that's
Alexandre> automake uses `echo timestamp >' instead of touch. I
Alexandre> believe using echo without arguments may be some
Alexandre> portability issue.
I don't remember that. I just did this since then if you look in the
file you have some idea of what it is for.
Automake doesn't use touch because, supposedly, zero-length files
cause problems for some versions of make. I've never observed this;
it is information I got from somewhere else (maybe the GNU