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Re: CVS commit: src

On 17.02.2017 15:03, Robert Elz wrote:
>     Date:        Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:42:59 +0000
>     From:        "Kamil Rytarowski" <>
>     Message-ID:  <>
>   | Modified Files:
>   | 	src: UPDATING
>   | 
>   | Log Message:
>   | Note TRAP_HWWPT -> TRAP_DBREG rename manual steps for -u
> I think you can remove that entry from UPDATING.
> It is bad enough that the build system cannot handle dealing with
> files that used to exist (but are no longer referenced anywhere in
> the Makefiles, or elsewhere) - but understandable - it is not easy
> to arrange to remove something whose name is unknown (though it could
> be done, at a cost) and some other (files changing type, etc) issues --
> but it would be a serious problem if a file that is supposed to exist
> failed to be regenerated when a file it depends upon has changed.
> Dealing with that is exactly what make and makefiles are all about.
> I could see no reason why the relevant files in this case would not
> be correctly regenerated without manual intervention, so I did an
> update build without removing them manually (I had done a full build more
> recently than the 20170211 terminfo update - and while I did not look to
> see why that one required avoiding -u, it might be another that did not
> really require that), and sure enough, the build system worked properly,
> the siginfo.c iles were correctly regenerated as expected.
> There is no need for any unusual manual intervention here.
> kre

Thank you for your feedback. I was required to manually remove old files
in order to regenerate locally new siginfo.c.. as I faced a build error.
I think it's not worth the effort to build the distribution twice to
reproduce it again, I will just remove it.

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