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Re: Updating the default cvsignore list

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: Updating the default cvsignore list
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 22:56:21 -0500 (EST)

Hello, Assar!

> >         *.gz                 Gzip
> >         *.bz2                Bzip2
> I don't think these should be ignored.  .gz and .bz2 doesn't say
> anything about the type/contents of the file, just how it's stored and
> there might actually be reasons for storing them in binary mode in CVS.

Adding those files to the ignore list doesn't prevent you from adding them
to the repository if you want. The ignore list affects import of whole
packages and whether those files are flagged as unknown. And this is a
good thing because:

1) You almost never want to `import' compressed files. If you do, you can
`add' them.

2) You don't want CVS to print question marks about files that appear in
the working directory as a result of compilation and similar operations
not involving code modification. `make dist' is one of those operations.

As a compromise we could settle for *.tar.gz and *.tar.bz2, which would
cover products of `make dist', but not e.g. compressed pixmaps.

> >         *.info*              GNU info file
> These are sometimes stored in CVS so that not everybody needs to have
> the right version of texinfo.

I agree on this.

Pavel Roskin

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