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

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Jan 28 22:03:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:59:16 +0000, 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.

Or merge your local changes *into* the "" file.  For example, I
have several dozen lines of local customizations in "" here:

root at kobe:/etc/mail# diff -u | diffstat -p1 |  167
 1 file changed, 126 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)

I would be very annoyed if updating clobbered these :-)

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