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Re: [PATCH 1/1] Upgrade Gnulib; switch to bootstrap tool

From: Paul Menzel
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Upgrade Gnulib; switch to bootstrap tool
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:43:29 +0100
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Dear Colin,

On 01/09/19 13:29, Colin Watson wrote:
> Upgrade Gnulib files to 20190105.
> It's much easier to maintain GRUB's use of portability support files
> from Gnulib when the process is automatic and driven by a single
> configuration file, rather than by maintainers occasionally running
> gnulib-tool and committing the result.  Removing these
> automatically-copied files from revision control also removes the
> temptation to hack the output in ways that are difficult for future
> maintainers to follow.  Gnulib includes a "bootstrap" program which is
> designed for this.
> The canonical way to bootstrap GRUB from revision control is now
> "./bootstrap", but "./" is still useful if you just want to
> generate the GRUB-specific parts of the build system.
> GRUB now requires Autoconf >= 2.63 and Automake >= 1.11, in line with
> Gnulib.
> Signed-off-by: Colin Watson <address@hidden>


Thank you very, very much for tackling this and cleaning this up.

I just wanted to report back, that I successfully tested this on
Debian Sid/unstable, building GRUB as a coreboot payload.

Kind regards,


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