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The bootstrapper program is used to create a customized bootstrap
by scanning a project's configure.in file. By scanning the autoconf macros
in configure.in , bootstrapper determines which programs need to be used to
create a usable configure script, then creates a bootstrap script which is
custom tailored to your project's configuration.
The resulting bootstrap script is nice for a developer to rebuild the
configure script and Makefile.in files. It is especially nice for a project
which may be downloaded off of a cvs server. By including a bootstrap
script in a cvs repository, all auto generated files related to configure
can be excluded from the cvs repository.
On the other side it is also useful for a developer importing a new
project onto a cvs repository. Instead of removing auto-generated files by
hand, one would simply have to run `make distclean' then `./bootstrap
--clean' to remove all auto-generated files.
(Note: "bootstrapper" is not a GNU project, but this release announcement
may be of interest to developers working with GNU tools. "bootstrapper" is
free software. - FSF staff)
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