At 22:35 25/03/01 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>Peter Mount writes:
> > At 14:21 25/03/01 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > >Mike Cannon-Brookes writes:
> > >
> > > > tried to pull down the latest src and compile it but I can't. The build
> > > file
> > > > seems to filter properties like MAJORVERISON, MINORVERSION etc with ant
> > > > properties that don't exist?
> > >
> > >You aren't running 'ant' directly, are you?  Just run 'make'.
> >
> > Unless it's changed build.xml should have defaults for these, but make
> > should then overide them.
>The version numbers used to be hardcoded into the source.  I thought we
>were supposed to get rid of this.  We could provide defaults like '0.0',
>but anything else is going to get us back to were we started.

Correct, the source ( is setup in that way (ant inserts 
several parameters into it). It's just that build.xml has a couple of 
defaults in there to allow ant to run on it's own. Configure overides those 

Ideally they should be removed (I was thinking of after 7.1final was out) 
but we have to make the change slowly otherwise a lot of people will wonder 
why their calls to ant are failing, and I get enough emails as it is ;-)


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