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Re: Proposal for the tools policy



Am Thursday 21 September 2006 00:21 schrieb Darren Salt:
> I demand that Stefan Potyra may or may not have written...
>
> > For 2-4 I'd like to add an exception for autotools generated stuff, which
> > imho is much more confusing/difficult to have in a patch system (at least
> > in dpatch, haven't tried to do it with quilt yet)
>
> It's quite easy: make sure that the patch which alters generated files
> (which are present in the tarball) is applied last, and update it whenever
> any patch which touches those files' sources is altered.

It's not that easy if you fiddle with upstream's clean rule.

>
> > and is not really of any use in patch form (can't send it to upstream and
> > needs to be regenerated for each new upstream release).
>
> It is of use: it makes sure that the generated files have more recent
> datestamps than their sources.

Shouldn't this be true for svn checkouts as well?

Cheers,
   Stefan.

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