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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
"Eric S. Raymond" wrote:
>
> Dave Jones <davej@suse.de>:
> > As you obviously completely ignored my previous point, I'll reiterate it.
> >
> > 1. You run Linus' split-into-config.in script on a 2.4 tree.
> > 2. You add whatever Config.ins have been updated to the 2.4 config.ins
> > 3. You regenerate with the find example I showed in the other mail.
> >
> > There. 2.4 Configure.help up to date with latest symbols, but
> > containing none of the 2.5 ones.
>
> And you've completely ignored the real problem...which is when I get
> a text change for one tree, *how do I automatically propagate it to
> the other*? How do I *tell* that it ought to be propagated?

It's easy as hell to propagate a Config[ure].help change across trees.
Linus even gave you the code to do it, when he split up Configure.help.

Configure.help is nothing but a database, with two different but
easy-to-parse formats in 2.4 and 2.5.


> Solutions that involve me doing an arbitrary and increasing amount of
> hand-hacking on every release are right out.

If you are hand-hacking Config[ure].help changes, you are wasting a lot
of time...

Jeff



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