[Monetdb-developers] Simple bat operations

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Fri Oct 12 15:18:34 CEST 2007


On 12-10-2007 15:16:46 +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 12-10-2007 15:11:34 +0200, Stefan Manegold wrote:
> > Obviously, having .mx.in files in the CVS sources does not make much sense,
> > at least not in combination with source distributions (tarballs).
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> > Not that "obvious" --- well, maybe a short recap of the build process helps:
> > 
> > 1) @...@ placeholdes in .in files are replace by configure.
> > 2) .mx files are extracted/expanded by Mx when compiling from CVS sources.
> > 3) tarballs are supposed to be compiled w/o Mx, hence, they contain the
> >    Mx-extracted/-expanded files
> >    ("obviously" including the "hard-wired" @...@ replacements as done by the
> >    configure of that preceeded the building of the source tarball).
> 
> I recall that .in.mx didn't work out well for some reason.  I'll try
> that out if/once I have time for it.

Ohw, I think it is/was because there is no way to do replacement at that
time, because the file is only extracted after configure is run.




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