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make distclean and config.arch

Sérgio Durigan Júnior
March 18, 2008 11:05
make distclean and config.arch
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Hi again!

At my very first attempt to make the patch that I sent a few minutes
ago, I tried to use the "config.arch" scheme to modify $lddlflags value.
Basically, what I did was:

1) Modify hints/ to generate the config.arch file after it has
detected the use of '-Duse64bitall'.

2) Run ./Configure -de -Duse64bitall

Ok, everything worked fine. Then, I wanted to test the behaviour of the
Configure script without the presence of '-Duse64bitall', so I did:

3) make distclean

4) ./Configure -de

What I noted is that "make distclean" does not remove the "config.arch"
file, what makes the step (4) generate a wrong output (because Configure
continues to execute "config.arch" file, obviously). I don't think it's
a good idea to let "config.arch" around after a "make distclean". What
about you?

Sérgio Durigan Júnior
Software Engineer
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