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Re: another gnulib update

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: another gnulib update
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 21:48:32 +0100

"Gary V. Vaughan" <address@hidden> wrote:
> For this reason, and for the difficulty of reboot-strapping old releases
> of gnulib using projects, I find the anti-release model of gnulib
> somewhat
> depressing.  It would be nice for gnulib to make occasional feature
> freezes,
> or release branches, or to maintain stable and development branches, or
> otherwise to provide time for testing and stabilizing some version of
> the
> gnulib codebase every now and again.

Hi Gary,

That's not necessary.
Instead you can check out a copy of gnulib using the release date
of the package in question (cvs co -D '2007-02-24 18:43:15 +0000'),
then bootstrap like this:

    ./bootstrap --gnulib-srcdir=/gnulib/snapshot/for/m4-x.y

That's why yesterday's coreutils-6.8 announcement included
the relevant snapshot date/time for gnulib:

    This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
      Autoconf 2.61a
      Automake 1.10
      Bison 2.3a
      CVS Gnulib sources from 2007-02-24 18:43:15 +0000

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