Subject: Re: CVS commit: gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/14/2001 14:42:40
Hash: SHA1

Is this really the right thing to do?

I've often been concerned that a.) removing large numbers of files from
dist/ dubdirectories makes for a bunch of extra work when importing the
next version of a package, and that b.) doing so makes for very odd cvs
histories if we decide we do want to use those files later -- suppose
that we add a flag to autoconf, and want to update the .info
documentation -- will we re-add the .texi files at that date?

ISTM, the whole benefit of dist/ dirs and reachover Makefiles is that we
leave the imported package in as close to a pristine state as is
feasible.  Can we try to do this please?

On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Todd Vierling wrote:

>Module Name:	gnusrc
>Committed By:	tv
>Date:		Wed Nov 14 19:56:06 UTC 2001
>Modified Files:
>	gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf:
>Removed Files:
>	gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc: autoconf.texi
>	    install.texi make-stds.texi stamp-vti standards.texi
>	    version.texi
>Log Message:
>Shrink size quite a bit by leaving only (remove all sources).
>To generate a diff of this commit:
>cvs rdiff -r1.2 -r1.3 gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/
>cvs rdiff -r1.1.1.1 -r0 gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/ \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/ \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/autoconf.texi \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/install.texi \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/make-stds.texi \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/stamp-vti \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/ \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/standards.texi \
>    gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf/doc/version.texi
>Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
>copyright notices on the relevant files.

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				Jim Wise
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