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Re: documenting use of git submodule

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: documenting use of git submodule
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:37:24 +0100

Eric Blake wrote:
> Given the recent commit to describe how to use a moderate approach,
> where some, but not all, gnulib files are checked into version control,
> I was inspired to re-read the section about the minimalistic approach.
> Any objections to this patch?  Should I add more details on git commands
> used for creating an initial gnulib submodule, as well as ideas on how
> to update the submodule to newer gnulib commits?

That would be most welcome.

> +Gnulib includes the file @file{build-aux/bootstrap} to aid a developer
> +in using this setup.  Furthermore, in projects that use git for
> +version control, it is possible to use a git submodule containing the
> +precise commit of the gnulib repository, so that each developer
> +running @file{bootstrap} will get the same version of all
> +gnulib-provided files.

Fine start.

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