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Re: gnulib module install

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: gnulib module install
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:56:10 +0100
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> 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,


We use it in Guile for the reasons Karl mentioned, and I also think it
would greatly facilitate bisects.


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