Subject: Re: Another i386 distribution build failure. Missing flist entries?
To: None <>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/02/2007 02:34:42
On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 13:30:41 -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> >>>Actually, it does.  See postinstall-fix-obsolete target in the
> >>>top-level Makefile.  We do it as part of "distribution" target right
> >>>before doing checkflist.
> >>
> >>Yes, but not if you do UPDATE=YES ...  :)
> >>
> >>At least, it never has done so for me.
> >
> >I'm fairly sure it actually does.  I typically run builds with -u set, and
> >they usually succeed even with very old build directories (which surely
> >have obsolete files).  I say usually because the build very often breaks
> >because other mistakes, grgrgrgr.
> Hmmm, I've frequently had to remove these obsolete files manually (or 
> else run a much longer non-UPDATE build).  I guess I just got into the 
> habit.

It certainly does run postinstall-fix-obsolete target, update build or

People forgetting to mark files as obsolete is a different issue :)

SY, Uwe
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