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Re: bison git snapshot does not bootstrap

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: bison git snapshot does not bootstrap
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 20:50:56 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 1.00 (DEB 882 2007-12-20)

Hi Tys,

On Mon, 22 Mar 2010, tys lefering wrote:

> When using browser to get a branch bison-2.5 snapshot at:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=bison.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/branch-2.5
> There is a snapshot link pointing to:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=bison.git;a=snapshot;h=5a3c69f10348a36ac6e8e822324670c6136f6621;sf=tgz
> And that downloads a tar.gz of bison-2.5 as:
> bison-5a3c69f10348a36ac6e8e822324670c6136f6621.tar.gz

I'm not sure how often people actually use those snapshots.

> But when doing bootstrap of that tar.gz then this happens:
> ./bootstrap: Bootstrapping from checked-out bison sources...
> ./bootstrap: getting gnulib files...
> fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
> It looks like this feature to download a bison git
> snapshot via the git web site does not work as expected?

I doubt this is peculiar to bison.  If you want to see this fixed, you 
might try reporting this to the maintainers of gnulib, which is where our 
bootstrap script comes from.

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