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Re: issues with git submodules and `bootstrap'

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: issues with git submodules and `bootstrap'
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:57:40 +0100
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"Gary V. Vaughan" <address@hidden> writes:

>> I haven't tried yet but a quick look into the code seems to confirm
>> that Gary's `bootstrap' file can do that.  In case this is true I
>> really recommend to use his version as the default in gnulib.
> I agree with this too :)
> However, I understand that reviewing a few thousand lines of new shell
> code (even though heavily inspired by the bootstrap and bootstrap.conf
> scripts of several prominent GNU projects) is no easy task.

One solution might be to add your script under another name, and let the
two scripts continue to exist and be used independently.  I'm interested
to try both approaches eventually, although so far the current gnulib
bootstrap script has appeared to me as too restricted to allow me to
move away from what I'm using today (put all gnulib files in each
project's own git repo).  For example, for some reason, my projects
often follow a pattern where they need to have multiple gnulib
instances.  Last time I looked, bootstrap couldn't handle this, can


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