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Re: bootstrap/6622: configure should fail if bison is not found


On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 01:59:38PM +0200, Josef Spillner wrote:
> On Saturday 11 May 2002 02:22, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> > This is not appropriate for building from release tarballs, which include
> > the Bison-generated files so that users don't need Bison installed.
> 
> Uhm, so what is the point of having this check in configure.in at all? :-)

First, even developers make mistakes.  If a developer is trying to build
from scratch on a new machine, this ensures that all the required tools
are in place.

Second, the check is more than just for existence; it's also for the pathname.

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