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Re: delete aclocal.m4? keep generated files on cvs server? enforce spece

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: delete aclocal.m4? keep generated files on cvs server? enforce specefic automake/conf version?
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 23:42:49 +0100
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On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 05:33:43PM -0500, Raja R Harinath wrote:
> Hi,
> Andrew Suffield <address@hidden> writes:
> > autoreconf has a habit of doing silly things like running autopoint,
> > which then cheerfully adds a bunch of gunk to the source tree which
> > you didn't want. I've never seen it actually do what I wanted, and
> > frankly, it's far too complicated for what should be a trivial script.
> It does that only when you ask for 'gettext'.  On most modern
> machines, esp. on Debian, you should replace
> with
>   AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION([0.12.1]) # or appropriate version 
>   AM_GNU_GETTEXT([external])
> and thinks will be peachier.

All that does is stop including a complete copy of libintl in your
source tree. autopoint still wants to add a few dozen files. The best
solution is to not run autopoint at all, since it doesn't do anything
useful if you don't want to include a copy of gettext in your
distributed tarballs.

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