Bug 66016 - autoconf does not delete its cache directory
autoconf does not delete its cache directory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autoconf (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-04 15:45 EDT by sds
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-07 07:30:32 EDT
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Description sds 2002-06-04 15:45:01 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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
in a direcory with configure.in, run 'autoconf'

Actual Results:  directory autom4te-2.53.cache is created, in addition to the
file "configure"

Expected Results:  only "configure" should be created.

Additional info:

<http://sources.redhat.com/autoconf/> mentioned as the "URL" in the "rpm -qi"
output does not work.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2002-06-07 07:30:26 EDT
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Thanks for spotting that the url is no longer valid.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
package release.
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2002-06-23 03:50:57 EDT
Btw this topic recently discussed in a long sometimes heated thread on
the autoconf list.  See the thread starting at

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