Macports's buggy configure scripts
landonf at macports.org
Sun May 11 17:14:13 PDT 2008
On May 8, 2008, at 11:25 PM, Anders F Björklund wrote:
> Confirmed, the src/Makefile doesn't rebuild the "port" binary
> when you configure twice in the same directory. The workaround
> for now is to "clean" base before doing the second installation.
> (preferably distclean, but "dist" and "distclean" are missing)
> Not sure why that doesn't use autoconf, but instead a sed hack.
To solve the opposite problem -- if you change the source file, 'make'
should remake it. See:
Similarly, you should not rely on AC_CONFIG_FILES to replace datadir
and friends in
your shell scripts and other files; instead, let make manage their
replacement. For instance
Autoconf ships templates of its shell scripts ending with `.in', and
uses a makefile snippet
similar to the following to build scripts like autoheader and autom4te:
edit = sed ...
If re-running configure should also cause any files to be regenerated,
then another 'make' dependency is probably in order.
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