On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 12:25:44AM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> Starting with v1.7.12-rc0~4^2 (build: reconfigure automatically if
> configure.ac changes, 2012-07-19), configure is automatically run
> every time the "configure" script changes.  In particular, that
> means configure is automatically rerun whenever the version number
> changes (which changes the configure script to support "./configure
> --helpe"), which makes bisecting painfully slow.
> The intent was to make the reconfiguration process only trigger for
> changes to configure.ac's logic.  Tweak the Makefile rule to match
> that intent by depending on configure.ac instead of configure.

It seems I am late to the party. But FWIW, this looks the most sane to
me of the patches posted in this thread.

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