make doesn't see changes in /etc/mail/

Chris Rees utisoft at
Thu Jan 28 17:03:47 UTC 2010

On 28 January 2010 16:59, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote:
> I've seen this behaviour for years, but never bothered
> to ask why.
> Imagine I already have in /etc/mail local .mc and .cf
> files. Imagine I then update When I run make
> nothing happens. What I think should happen is that
> local .mc should be updated and then .cf generated.
> Because of this behaviour I have to manually delete
> local .mc files and all .cf files before running make.
> Any comments?
> many thanks
> anton

Because your carefully crafted local .mc files shouldn't be clobbered
whenever is updated?


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