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Re: [Groff] autoconf and autoreconf

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: Re: [Groff] autoconf and autoreconf
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:00:39 +0200 (CEST)

Von: "Ralph Corderoy" <address@hidden>
> Hi Keith,
> > however, [configure] is a *generated* file, and does *not* belong in a
> > CVS repository, IMO.
> Quite.  Nothing generated belongs in CVS;  that's for human-edited
> source only as otherwise its usefulness for investigation and
> understanding changes diminshes due to the noise.  CVS users have to
> expect to need more than a shipped tar-ball requires.
> tar-balls can be archived separately to record what was shipped to users
> over time, including the configure produced by the developer's system at
> that instant.

Does that mean that in CVS all files generated by autconf/autoreconf
such as `configure' should vanish?  So everyone using CVS must first
run autoconf/autoreconf?

Bernd Warken

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