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Re: Files to keep in a control versioning system

From: Paulo J. Matos
Subject: Re: Files to keep in a control versioning system
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:41:04 +0000

On Jan 24, 2008 2:59 PM, Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >> I've been keeping the files kept by make maintainer-clean but that
> >> keeps the configure script, for example, which is machine dependent (I
> >> think) , so I guess I need something stricter?
> >
> > No, configure is not machine-dependent.
> Configure is not machine-dependent but some developers may claim it to
> be so if not all developers on a project are using the same autotools
> versions. This can result in large configure script patches being
> submitted to the versioning system based on otherwise tiny changes.
> Due to this, many projects do not check the configure script into
> their versioning system.  The files have a similar issue.

That's exactly what happens to me. :-|

> Bob
> ======================================
> Bob Friesenhahn
> address@hidden,
> GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

Paulo Jorge Matos - pocm at
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University of Southampton, UK

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