Pregenerated files: repo freeze and discourse

Chris Johns chrisj at
Fri Aug 3 23:45:34 UTC 2012

I have completed my tests on MacOS (Lion) with SpecBuilder built 
autoconf and automake and there are differences. They are not major and 
it would seem the different are equivalent but there are differences. I 
repeated the process twice to confirm the issues.

I will now try Windows.

On 2/08/12 7:19 AM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> And I did it again and now there is no difference. SO I am
> all-together confused.
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Gedare Bloom <gedare at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:09 AM, Ralf Corsepius <ralf.corsepius at> wrote:
>>> It all condenses down into:
>>> - Make sure to have the nominal versions of the autotools in $PATH.
>>> - Make sure to have your Makefile.ins and configures in git.
>>> - After having run a toplevel ./bootstrap git diff must be empty.
>>  From where I sit this is not the case. I have updated tools (I think!)
>> and the git head, bootstrap -c then bootstrap then git diff gives me a
>> diff file containing 1751 lines. I don't even know where to start.
>> What is the "authoritative" versions of tools? How do I know when to
>> update my automake/conf? Who decides when to push changes to generated
>> files?
>> -Gedare

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