Re: Ok to use upstream doumentation as-is (i.e. not regenerate)?
On Sun, 05 Jun 2011, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 11-06-05 at 05:39am, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:54:11 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > >What I do is use upstream provided tarballs, then put aside
> > >autotools-generated files, then autogenerate myself, and in the clean
> > >rule put back the upstream-provided files (because I want not only
> > >minimal required build routines idempotent but also building with
> > >git-buildpackage).
> > In the clean rules, you can just delete those autogenerated files.
> True for a normal build. Not true when building from git.
> Yes, there are other possible approaches than restoring (i.e. adding
> them to .gitignore) but simply deleteing is not enough.
Well, we've known for more than 10 years that commiting any auto-generated
file to the [development] VCS tree is a Bad Idea. It was a lot worse with
CVS than it is with git, of course, but it has always been trouble.
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