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Re: FYI: install-sh

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: FYI: install-sh
Date: 24 Jan 2002 19:08:53 -0700

>>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

Akim> It appears that the version of install-sh that CVS Autoconf
Akim> ships is better than Automake's.  I propose that all these tools
Akim> now belong to Automake, in the sense that master copies are in
Akim> Automake.

Sounds good.

Akim> Then it should be displayed in a comment somewhere in these files.
Akim> Supporting --version/--help might be good too.  The only concern I
Akim> have is wrt to the license: I'm not sure how to put in words the fact
Akim> that `this copy/version of a public domain program is maintained in
Akim> Automake'.

We could finesse the issue by having --version print:

    install-sh (GNU automake) 1.5d

... and then refer to it as public domain.
That would at least notify people of its provenance.


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