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Re: git mirror of Libtool CVS repo

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: git mirror of Libtool CVS repo
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:55:41 -0500
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Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Ralf Wildenhues on 3/9/2008 7:49 AM:
> | We expect to be switching toward git as primary hosting for the Libtool
> | code sometime soon, but probably not before 2.2.2.  We encourage you to
> | try out the git repo, report any issues, conversion bugs, suggestions.
> For starters, you can't bootstrap the git repo.  Note these lines in
> configure:
> TIMESTAMP=`${CONFIG_SHELL} ${ac_aux_dir}/mkstamp < ${srcdir}/ChangeLog`
> package_revision=`( set $TIMESTAMP; echo $1; )`
> TIMESTAMP depends on libltdl/config/mkstamp parsing ChangeLog and
> producing non-empty output.  But without CVS $Id:$ expansion, there is no
> output, and set proceeds to display the entire environment into
> package_revision rather than setting the positional parameters.  This in
> turn leads to a corrupt Makefile.
> We need to patch mkstamp to guarantee non-empty output, even when not used
> on a CVS checkout (or change the TIMESTAMP computation to deal with empty
> output from mkstamp).

Not sure that we need the timestamp (the suggested way to report bugs
after make check failures includes a chunk of changelog), but if it is
decided that we do, then we can just make do with the topmost date in
the changelog file.

Peter O'Gorman

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