|Summary:||automake doesn't handle backsplash right.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||hjl|
|Component:||automake||Assignee:||Jens Petersen <petersen>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-08-22 15:22:14 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description hjl 2001-04-08 23:45:35 UTC
automake doesn't handle backsplash right. In binutils, do # cd gas # mv Makefile.in Makefile.in.saved # automake --cygnus Makefile # diff -u Makefile.in.saved Makefile.in
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2001-07-17 08:07:08 UTC
Thank you for the report and patch. The patch seems already to be included in cvs.
Comment 5 hjl 2001-07-17 15:24:12 UTC
My first patch is wrong. I uploaded the updated one. I also provided a new patch.
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2001-08-22 12:45:31 UTC
How serious a problem is this? I agree that automake in 1.4-p4 and 1.4-p5 converts backslash+newline to whitespace, giving ugly output, but it doesn't actually do any harm, or does it?
Comment 7 hjl 2001-08-22 12:54:08 UTC
It is more than that. The generated Makefile.in is wrong.
Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2001-08-22 13:07:46 UTC
Could you give an example of where it doesn't work please? I rebuild gas ok with Makefile.in generated by automake-1.4-p5+(your subdir patch).
Comment 9 hjl 2001-08-22 15:22:07 UTC
I don't remember the details. In any case, I am using automake to generate Makefile.in and check it into the binutils CVS. I'd like to use the one close to other people use.
Comment 10 Jens Petersen 2001-08-24 11:40:39 UTC
Your second patch is in automake-1.4p5-2. (For gas the output is almost the same as with 1.4 now.)