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Re: EXTRA_DIST and CVS directories

From: Ganesan Rajagopal
Subject: Re: EXTRA_DIST and CVS directories
Date: 18 Dec 2000 09:24:41 +0530
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>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> "Ganesan" == Ganesan Rajagopal <address@hidden> writes:
Ganesan> When you provide Automake 1.4 a directory name to EXTRA_DIST
Ganesan> it slurps in the entire directory into the distribution
Ganesan> including any CVS directories. This is strictly not a bug as
Ganesan> per the documentation but makes the feature rather
Ganesan> useless. Can we fix this to exclude CVS subdirectories and
Ganesan> backup files (files ending in ~). Thanks.

> I really don't want to do that.  Having a directory in EXTRA_DIST is a
> bad idea.  I only added because many people thought they wanted it.  I
> definitely don't want to go down the road of "exclude this, exclude
> that".  It seems like a never-ending road to me.

Okay, I understand. How about just excluding *only* the CVS directories? If
you want to avoid that too, I would then suggest deprecating use of
directories in EXTRA_DIST in the documentation. Thanks.


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