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Re: gnulib module install

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: gnulib module install
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 09:45:08 +0100
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

>     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.

Please do, I'm using the same approach as you do and I think it should
be supported.  One of my reasons is that bootstrap cannot handle
multiple gnulib instances in a project.  This middle road approach
supports that.


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