Bug 35259 - automake doesn't handle backsplash right.
Summary: automake doesn't handle backsplash right.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: automake
Version: 7.1
Hardware: noarch
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-08 23:45 UTC by hjl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-08-22 15:22:14 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Fix backsplash (1.66 KB, patch)
2001-04-08 23:46 UTC, hjl
no flags Details | Diff
A upated patch (2.81 KB, patch)
2001-07-17 15:21 UTC, hjl
no flags Details | Diff
A new patch (660 bytes, patch)
2001-07-17 15:22 UTC, hjl
no flags Details | Diff

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 1 hjl 2001-04-08 23:46:18 UTC
Created attachment 14964 [details]
Fix backsplash

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 3 hjl 2001-07-17 15:21:53 UTC
Created attachment 23867 [details]
A upated patch

Comment 4 hjl 2001-07-17 15:22:42 UTC
Created attachment 23868 [details]
A new patch

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.)

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