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Re: [PATCH] gnulib-tool: Don't assume writable source

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnulib-tool: Don't assume writable source
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:14:46 +0100
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Benno Fünfstück wrote:
> If the location in which gnulib-tool is installed is not writable (the
> files are readonly)

Why would anyone do this?

It's documented that gnulib is in steady development [1]. Therefore the best
practice to use it is via a git checkout. [2]


[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Steady-Development.html
[2] https://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Git-Checkout.html

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