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Bug#392362: [PROPOSAL] Add should not embed code from other packages

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 06:26:17PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 05:08:49PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > This has the unfortunate property of excluding Gnulib, which is a
> > library of code explicitly designed by the GNU build system folks to
> > live alongside the Autotools and be copied into packages to provide
> > replacements for missing functions. Perhaps something like this would
> > work?
> I expect that on a Sid system, there will be no missing functions to
> replace, so Gnulib will not actually embed code.

Gnulib in fact provides a number of other useful utility functions as
well as simply replacement functions (e.g. xmalloc, xasprintf,
compile_csharp_using_pnet, execute_java_class) so this assumption may
well not be correct.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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