Subject: Re: CVS commit: gnusrc/gnu/dist/autoconf
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/14/2001 15:33:18
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Jim Wise wrote:

: 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?

This is in the interest of keeping the in-tree copy of autoconf at a minimum
level.  It is not built by default, and will be used to generate exactly one
file by toolchain maintainers:  src/tools/compat/configure.

If we feel at some point in the future that this copy of autoconf will have
an expanded role (and I hope not, actually), the .texi files can be re-added

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