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Re: PATCH: Avoid `touch' in Makefiles


On Sun, 13 May 2001, DJ Delorie wrote:

> These three *must* be touch.  The whole point here is that if you
> check out the generated files and they're out of date but you *don't*
> have the tools to rebuild them, the build will at least update the
> timestamp of the generated files to make the build happy.

Because dependencies are only on $(GENERATED_MANPAGES), which is
@GENERATED_MANPAGES@, not directly on generated-manpages or the manpages
themselves, the dependency *shouldn't* arise unless the tools are
available (since 2001-01-15, when I removed an explicit dependency on
gcc.1).

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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