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Re: gnulib module install

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: gnulib module install
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 00:13:31 GMT

    What I mean - I wouldn't mind commiting gnulib stuff to VCS, but only
    if I can omit files generated by autoreconf.

FWIW, that is exactly what I do for Texinfo.  It helps my contributors
to not spend time dealing with gnulib, and it helps me because it avoids
gnulib-skew differences between me and my contributors.

Of course, you have to be careful not to commit (and to .vcignore) the
files generated by make, such as lib/foo.h when lib/foo.in.h exists.

Feel free to peruse the Texinfo source repo
(https://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=texinfo) if you're interested.

    >From reading the manual, I got the impression that it is strictly the
    either-or approach, 

I think the manual (node "VCS Issues") could mention this "middle road"
as a possibility.  As far as I can see, you are correct that it only
describes the all-or-nothing approach now.

If the idea acceptable to the other gnulib folks, I could try to write a
patch for it.


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