Generated files in Git

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Wed May 16 13:41:59 UTC 2012

On 05/16/2012 08:33 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 05/16/2012 12:35 PM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> Hello,
>> we have found some files that are generated during build, and thus
>> should not be under configuration management (CM).
>> If you put the RTEMS source tree under CM with for example Rational
>> Synergy, then this leads to problems.
>> So, when trying to build from a Rational Synergy work area, which by
>> default is
>> write protected, we get some errors. There are .c files, that are
>> generated by
>> running sed on a .in file, but that fails because the generated files
>> were in
>> the original Git repository, and thus migrated into Synergy. Actually
>> only the
>> and the .in should be under CM.
>> As you know, there are two flavours of CM systems, CVS style
>> (modify-commit)
>> and RCS style (lock-modify-commit). Synergy is “RCS style”, while Git is
>> CVS
>> style. That is why we have bigger problems with this inconsistency.
>> The “wrong” files are
>> - 3 .c files in rtems/testsuites/libtests/complex/
>> - 1 .c file in rtems/testsuites/libtests/math/
>> - 1 .c file in rtems/testsuites/libtests/mathf/
>> - 1 .c file in rtems/testsuites/libtests/mathl/
>> Also, the Makefile does not clean the generated files on “make distclean”.
>> How to fix this? Remove the generated files from Git and add a distclean
>> hook?
> Definitely no. Similar to Makefile.ins,, rpcgen-generted
> files, files are generated sources and should be part of the VCS.'s are not part of the RTEMS git repository. Are you
saying that they should be Ralf?
> Ralf
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