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Re: update fetch

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: update fetch
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 22:10:25 +0100

Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> [and adding coreutils]
> According to Ralf Wildenhues on 1/22/2008 1:59 PM:
> | Hello,
> |
> | I've started to convert the release rules to git.  I'm pretty sure they
> | don't work right yet (with Automake I ended up typing them manually),
> | but this patch will cause `make git-update' to bring in upstream
> | versions of gnulib hosted files.
> |
> | OK to apply?
> Hmm.  Makefile.maint claims (inaccurately) to be in sync with coreutils.
> We should probably try to resynchronize, especially since Jim's already
> tackled the idea of releasing from git.


FYI, I had to adjust coreutils release procedure in a
fundamental way, due to the switch to git.  Before,
"make alpha", "make beta", "make stable" applied the CVS release
tag automatically.  Now, I manually apply a signed git tag,
and *then* run one of those make commands.

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