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From: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
To: krb5-bugs@MIT.EDU
Subject: "make clean" removes config.log

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>Number: 337
>Category: krb5-build
>Synopsis: "make clean" removes config.log
>Confidential: yes
>Severity: serious
>Priority: medium
>Responsible: tlyu
>State: closed
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jan 12 12:06:00 EST 1997
>Last-Modified: Fri May 30 16:02:07 EDT 1997
This bug applies to krb5beta7; I haven't checked whether it's still
present in the 1.0 release.

At least in src/appl/bsd, and probably everywhere, the "make clean"
target removes config.log, pre.out, post.out, and Makefile.out, which
are not files generated by building the program. The Gnu Coding
Standards forbid this behavior:

Delete all files from the current directory that are normally
created by building the program. Don't delete the files that
record the configuration. Also preserve files that could be made
by building, but normally aren't because the distribution comes
with them.

Delete `.dvi' files here if they are not part of the distribution.

Delete all files from the current directory that are created by
configuring or building the program. If you have unpacked the
source and built the program without creating any other files,
`make distclean' should leave only the files that were in the

In practice, removing config.log is really irritating because it makes
it difficult to track down a problem I'm currently experiencing: once
in a blue moon, the Kerberos 5 configure script on Solaris decides
that "initgroups" isn't defined and the build (which follows a "make
clean") blows out. By that time config.log has been blown away, and I
have no way of figuring out what went wrong.

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Responsible-Changed-From-To: gnats-admin->tlyu
Responsible-Changed-By: tlyu
Responsible-Changed-When: Wed Jan 15 22:39:14 1997


State-Changed-From-To: open-feedback
State-Changed-By: tlyu
State-Changed-When: Sun Mar 16 02:37:09 1997

This is fixed on the trunk by changes to and I'm not
sure whether this will make it into 1.0p1 though, since lots of
changes have happened to and since the 1.0 release
branch in order to support the new library build procedure.

State-Changed-From-To: feedback-closed
State-Changed-By: tlyu
State-Changed-When: Fri May 30 16:01:44 1997

Not fixing this in 1.0pl1; fix is on trunk though.

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