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sr #106256: configure removed source file named a.h

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Submitted on:  Tue 12 Feb 2008 09:39:13 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  4 - Important Status:  Done
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 13 Feb 2008 03:01:46 PM UTC, comment #1:

This has already been fixed for the upcoming 2.62:;a=commitdiff;h=cadaf30

Eric Blake <ericb>
Project Administrator
Tue 12 Feb 2008 09:39:13 PM UTC, original submission:

Showing a demo project to a class of students
I've noticed that one of my source files: a.h was
removed after running configure.

Looking at the configure script the culprit seems
to be a section that tries to remove some temporary
- The list of these files is assigned to $ac_files
- This list includes a.*
- Later this list is filtered out of some "protected"
files and suffixes (that's why the file a.c in the
same directory was not removed, while a.h was removed).
- The originating code in autoconf looks like it comes from

Having a configure script remove any source file looks like
a major show stopper to me (better to leave clutter arround
until there is a good solution than to kill anybody who
says Nee ;-)



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