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Re: Removing GENERIC.local from the repository

On Feb 10, 2008, at 4:51 PM, Tim Rightnour wrote:

On 10-Feb-2008 Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
What I'd like to do is change all kernels that include a
GENERIC.local to use cinclude instead, and then drop GENERIC.local
from the CVS.  The reason for this is to avoid having local
modifications to files that are strictly designed to modified locally
and never committed.  Otherwise, having stuff added to these
generates noise during, e.g. 'cvs update', and you know that an
innocent 'cvs commit' in the incorrect directory will end up
committing local stuff to the tree that will have to be reverted
later on.

The point of the files however, is to make it obvious to the users that this option is available to them. Isn't there another way you could avoid your
commit issues, such as a cvs ignore or something on that file?

I fear that if you remove it, nobody will know they can use it.

Hrm... if I know about that file, it is not because I saw it in the tree. It is because, when I was customizing GENERIC, I found the include line of GENERIC.local.

It could be enough to add a note at the top of GENERIC saying "For minor local modifications, please consider creating a GENERIC.local file in this same directory instead of modifying this file".

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