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Re: top level: make more dependencies explicit


On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 01:09:22PM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:

Nathanael,

FYI, I'm about to revert this change:

2002-09-25 Nathanael Nerode <neroden@gcc.gnu.org>

* Makefile.tpl: Make subsituted variables more autoconfy.
* Makefile.in: Regenerate.
* configure: Make seds more autoconfy.

It breaks both the GDB and BINUITLS snapshot processes. Details to follow, however, suggest a short pause.
Uh... yuck.

Are there some details on the GDB and BINUTILS snapshot processes so that
I can fix *them*? This change is going to happen eventually, even if
it's reverted for now; the Makefile changes will be necessary for
autoonfiscation.

Wait, let me look at Makefile.in...

Ewwwww. The taz rules use Makefile.in *as a Makefile*. That's the root of the problem, isn't it? Incidentally, that's
disgusting. :-)
Well I think ``SHELL = @config_shell@'' is ugly :-) Why can't the configury code edit ``s/^SHELL =.*/SHELL = $.../''.

The mechanism is very old (it pre-dates me as GDB release engineer). Changing it is going to involve updates to many things - snapshot scripts, release process doco, .... so won't happen overnight.

Andrew


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