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Re: autoreconf --install vs. gnulib-tool

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: autoreconf --install vs. gnulib-tool
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:35:22 +0100
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Hi Eric,

Eric Blake wrote:
> I was wondering if it would be worth teaching gnulib-tool about all the files 
> that `autoreconf --install' normally installs, and then updating those files 
> from gnulib's repository as part of `gnulib-tool --update'.  That way, ad hoc 
> rules in various Makefile.maint that try to wget the various files from 
> various 
> upstream sources, could then be simplified to just updating the gnulib CVS 
> checkout and getting the latest version of the various files directly from 
> gnulib.  And by having gnulib track the list of files, there is less 
> maintainence burden on keeping lists up-to-date within Makefile.maint of a 
> particular project.

That sounds like a splendid idea to me!

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