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Re: Autotools libpcre issue
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 09:13:59 -0700

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 02:29:32PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:

I have a question regarding the Makefile generated by Autotools in the
Nmap distribution:

libpcre/pcre.h - is cleared upon make distclean thus leaving the SVN
working directory dirty

As I see it pcre.h is generated automatically by the pcre toolkit.
There is a copy already in the SVN distribution and configure script
creates another, thus overwriting the repo one. Upon make distclean,
pcre.h is removed since it is supposed to have been generated by the
build process. Is pcre.h in the SVN repo for reasons such as a
workaround for when that header can not be generated or is it a bug?

Correct, pcre.h is there for Windows builds, which don't use Autotools.

We faced a similar problem with pcre_chartables.c. Check r5927; probably
we can do something similar.

David Fifield
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