Subject: Re: Use of .a as a source file extension causes cvs import issues
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/10/2007 22:52:03
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> We have a file with extension .a in our source tree, "bin/csh/USD.doc/csh.a".
> This clashes with cvs import's default ignore list and will cause trouble
> for those importing NetBSD into their own repositories.
> Should we change the extension on this file?  I'm not sure what .a is
> meant to signify in any case.

"appendix", it seems, looking at the contents (.g is for the glossary).

"make" seems to be the only (obvious?) place this is used, and I 
guess a rename won't hurt. Of course you can do a full build to verify.

  - Hubert