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[bug-gnu-libiconv] [bug #63758] new srclib and srcm4 files missing from

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gnu-libiconv] [bug #63758] new srclib and srcm4 files missing from .gitignore
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2023 15:00:14 -0500 (EST)

Update of bug #63758 (project libiconv):

                  Status:                    None => Not a Bug              
             Assigned to:                    None => haible                 
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

Thanks for the suggestion.

I have a requirement that I don't want to have garbage files, that I happen to
create in the source tree during development, to appear in tarballs.

For GNU libiconv, I create tarballs either through 'make dist' - which just
includes all *.m4 files from srcm4 - or through a 'tarme' script - that, even
worse, includes all files from srcm4 and srclib except for backup files. So,
either way, there is a need to verify the list of files. I use the .gitignore
file for this purpose.

In projects where the creation of a tarball uses an explicit list of files,
such as an EXTRA_DIST list maintained by hand or generated by Automake, it is
possible to do as you suggest, namely to list the entire srclib/ and srcm4/
directories in .gitignore and never be bothered about them again.

So, here, I currently wish to stay with the "use 'git status -u' every now and
then" approach.


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