not clobbering installed xdm config files in make install?

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sun May 27 12:38:58 PDT 2007

On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 10:55:14AM -0600, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to get automake to do what the old imake 
> Install*NoClobber() rules did, in particular for app/xdm/config, as it's 
>   annoying to get your customized xdm configuration overwritten 
> everytime you install a new xdm.
> Any idea if automake has such a feature, or how to add it without 
> loosing other benefits of automake?

No, since it destroys the predictability of builds.  That's what
packaging systems are for.

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