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
Created attachment 14964 [details]
Thank you for the report and patch.
The patch seems already to be included in cvs.
Created attachment 23867 [details]
A upated patch
Created attachment 23868 [details]
A new patch
My first patch is wrong. I uploaded the updated one.
I also provided a new patch.
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?
It is more than that. The generated Makefile.in
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).
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.
Your second patch is in automake-1.4p5-2.
(For gas the output is almost the same as with 1.4 now.)