Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66016
autoconf does not delete its cache directory
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
when I run autoconf the usual way, it runs "autom4te" which creates cache
directory "autom4te-2.53.cache" and does not remove it at the end.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
in a direcory with configure.in, run 'autoconf'
Actual Results: directory autom4te-2.53.cache is created, in addition to the
Expected Results: only "configure" should be created.
<http://sources.redhat.com/autoconf/> mentioned as the "URL" in the "rpm -qi"
output does not work.
It's feature with recent versions of Autoconf. When you run autoconf a second
time, the cache files are used.
Thanks for spotting that the url is no longer valid. I'll fix that in the next
Btw this topic recently discussed in a long sometimes heated thread on
the autoconf list. See the thread starting at