Subject: Re: Emacs build and internal build revision
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/13/2003 13:12:36
Masao Uebayashi <> writes:

> Emacs (editors/emacs, currently 20.7) counts the time make(1) runs in
> the source and increments their internal build revesion.
> Pkgsrc needs to run make(1) twice (one for build, one for
> installation), so the internal build revision _always_ becomes '2'
> (Emacs 20.7.2) in Pkgsrc.  Is this right?

No, it isn't, but it has nothing to do with pkgsrc.  It should
only increment its build revision when build targets are made,
not install targets.  If it behaves as you describe, it will
always be at least 2 whether built in or out of pkgsrc.

Does it really matter though?

Eric Gillespie <*>

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