ANN: Upgrade rtems-4.11-autoconf to autoconf-2.69
ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Wed May 23 16:42:13 UTC 2012
On 05/23/2012 06:28 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Ralf Corsepius
> <ralf.corsepius at rtems.org> wrote:
>> On 05/23/2012 05:59 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>>> how come when i do bootstrap -c I do not have a "clean" checkout?
>>> ./bootstrap -c
>>> removing automake generated Makefile.in files
>>> removing configure files
>>> removing aclocal.m4 files
>>> git status
>>> # On branch master
>>> # Changed but not updated:
>>> # (use "git add/rm<file>..." to update what will be committed)
>>> # (use "git checkout --<file>..." to discard changes in working
>>> # deleted: config.guess
>>> # deleted: config.sub
>>> # deleted: install-sh
>>> # deleted: missing
>> There are two perspectives on this:
>> 1. We always want them to be sync'ed with the versions in automake.
>> => ./bootstrap (actually automake) needs to update them.
>> Afterwards, they must match with the versions in git.
>> This is what is currently implemented.
> I see, so ./bootstrap should (and does) restore the versions in git.
> I'm not sure why these files are even in git then if we use approach
They are required to be part of the source-tree for the autotools to
(They are not generated, they are copied - This might be difficult to
understand, but is an essential difference)
>> 2. We want to maintain them manually.
>> => bootstrap -c must not remove them and ./bootstrap must not re-add or
>> update them.
> It seems like #2 would mean we should keep the files in git.
Let me put it this way, #2 needs further inspection when more
generated/copied files will enter the repository.
My plan is to gradually add more of them to git to make people gradually
familar with the impact and the mindset behind this.
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