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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch and autotools projects.

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch and autotools projects.
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 13:54:01 +0100
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Reposting to see whether I can now post to address@hidden:

Robin Green wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 03:39:51PM +0200, Eske Christiansen wrote:
>>Hi All
>>I have been using tla for some time now but I have not found a good way 
>>handle files that are made with autotools and I would like to hear what 
>>you guys (or girls) do.
>>Whichs files is wise to include under revision control some of the 
>>files change alot in the first time of the project and later on they 
>>seldom change. (like aclocal and configure etc) (it is nice to have 
>>them when you check out a project and it is "professor" friendly if 
>>they just have to type "./configure";make;make install
> It is standard practice in many open source projects that
> - the source tarballs have already have autoconf etc. run on them so
>   you can start with ./configure
> - but from the CVS (or whatever) repositories, you have to run autoconf
>   on the principle that files generated from other files in the project
>   should not generally be under revision control

- except for released versions, where the generated files are normally
  checked in, so that if you want to try out an ancient release, and
  the autotools (or other generators) have changed a lot, you don't have
  to reinstall old versions of them too.

Gary V. Vaughan      ())_.  address@hidden,}
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