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Re: [Bug-zile] NEWS format

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] NEWS format
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:38:25 +0700

Hi Reuben,

On 13 Jul 2012, at 22:45, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> On 13 Jul 2012, at 18:44, Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> Seeing this:
>> commit 293dfc5b0b28346e9466e47e75fd09d4c48d7596
>> Author: Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden>
>> Date:   Sat May 26 22:23:00 2012 +0700
>>   NEWS: Remove duplicate place-holder header.
>> Having just finished releasing 2.4.8, I am left with two place
>> holders. Did I do something wrong, or is this just the way the tools
>> work?
> No, they don't work like that in my other maint.mk using projects.
> I guess we have something set up incorrectly in the options, or we're
> somehow running it twice.  I'll make a fake release shortly, and see if
> I can pin it down and fix it.

The NEWS template (with the ??? in it) has to be on exactly line 3 of the
NEWS file for the maint.mk rules to work correctly.  I've added a 2 line
preamble to the NEWS file (per coreutils) so that it will work for future

Apologies for the unexpected push - I was very surprised to find that
running `make prerelease' as directed by HACKING runs `git push origin master'!!
Not that I ever expect to run that rule again, but it would be a lot safer
to only have make targets mess with the local git repository, and leave the
user in control of when to push, so that there is time to undo mistakes,
improve log messages etc before publishing the result...

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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