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Re: Installing gnulib from git

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Installing gnulib from git
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:40:02 +0100 (BST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Karl Berry wrote:

   Well, Debian packages snapshots of it. It's useful,

No, it is insanely wrong, defeating the purpose of gnulib and causing
impossible-to-track bugs due to out-of-sync sources.  But let's not go
into that again, you can find the discussions in the archives if you care.

:) Well, I asked about it just recently, and the maintainer's main reason is that it's not acceptable to have a package that requires an internet connection to be useful. I agree that it's not a good way to use gnulib, which is why I'm switching to using it from git.

ln -s /gnulib/checkout/gnulib-tool ~/bin  # adapted as needed, of course

That's what I wanted; thanks.

penitent, a.  undergoing or awaiting punishment (Bierce)

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