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Re: DEP-5 (copyright file format) ... gap with practice

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Jonathan Dowlandwrote:

> But how do you feel about the slightly different situation of shipping a
> pristine tarball but not performing an autoreconf (etc etc) prior to
> ./configure -- thus deviating from the "normal" process of building that
> package from source? At least it's very clear how an
> autoconf-output-stripped tarball is going to be built.

We should be moving towards this:

Pristine upstream tarballs.

Build tools automatically removing generated files (including
autotools files) and unmodified embedded code copies (including
autotools related files, m4 macros etc).



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