Adding autoheader generated files to git
ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Thu May 24 07:04:20 UTC 2012
On 05/24/2012 08:34 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 05/24/2012 06:31 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> As mentioned briefly in another thread, I intend to gradually add the
>> sources to git.
> I don't think it is a good idea to add the Autotools generated files.
I obviously have to disagree.
> For example what happens if you check out a previous commit (Autotools
> generated files are not included) and check out a new commit (Autotools
> generated files are include)?
All files in git need to be up-to-date, i.e. be regenerated with the
appropriate version of the autotools by the committer when committing a
This is the same policy as, eg. gcc, newlib, binutils and gdb apply for
> Then you have to make a bootstrap -c
No, because all files in git are supposed to be up-to-date, this
normally will hardly be necessary.
> Also the Autotools generated files are quite huge.
Yes, but this isn't much of a problem, the real problems are elsewhere.
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