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Re: [Bug-gnulib] OK to remove lib/getversion.c?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] OK to remove lib/getversion.c?
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 07:50:57 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> gnulib/lib/getversion.c defines an obsolete version of the get_version
> function, which is incompatible with the function declared in
> backupfile.h and defined in backupfile.c.  It appears to me that
> get_version was merged into backupfile.c a few years ago, but

Yep.  Looks like I'm the culprit :-)
I removed it from lib/Makefile.am, but not from CVS:

Tue May 27 04:35:17 1997  Jim Meyering  <address@hidden>

        * lib/Makefile.am (libfu_a_SOURCES): Add addext.c.
        Remove getversion.c;  get_version is now in backupfile.c.

> getversion.c was never removed for some reason.  Would anybody object
> if I removed getversion.c from gnulib?

Certainly not I.

> I suppose that getversion.c should also be removed from coreutils.

I've just done that.

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