[PATCH] Make the path to etags used in the build system configurable [PR103021]

Eric Gallager egall@gwmail.gwu.edu
Mon Nov 29 18:39:24 GMT 2021

On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:48 AM Jeff Law <jeffreyalaw@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/2021 6:34 PM, Eric Gallager via Gcc-patches wrote:
> > The attached patch allows users to specify a path to their `etags`
> > executable for use when doing `make tags`, which is meant to close PR
> > other/103021: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=103021
> > I based this patch off of this one from upstream automake:
> > https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/automake.git/commit/m4?id=d2ccbd7eb38d6a4277d6f42b994eb5a29b1edf29
> > This means that I just supplied variables that the user can override
> > for the tags programs, rather than having the configure scripts
> > actually check for them. I handle etags and ctags separately because
> > the intl subdirectory has separate targets for them. Tested with `make
> > tags`; the changes I made work successfully, but some of the
> > subdirectories still have broken tags targets, so I had to switch to
> > `make -k tags` part way through. This isn't because of anything I did,
> > though; the `-k` flag is only necessary because of errors that were
> > already there before I touched anything. Also note that this patch
> > only affects the subdirectories that use handwritten Makefiles; the
> > ones that use automake will have to wait until we update the version
> > of automake used to be 1.16.4 or newer before they'll be fixed.
> OK for the trunk.
> jeff

OK thanks; committed as g:909b30a:

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