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Re: [bug-inetutils] Generated files in CVS?

From: Alfred M\. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Generated files in CVS?
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 14:18:20 +0100

   You cannot do it with .cvsignore, since it applies only to files
   present in the local copy and missing from the repository. Of
   course you can do piping CVS output through a rather trivial sed
   script, but in my opinion it is very inconvenient.

   Am I missing something?

Not really, what I meant was when you have a diff that you created
from `cvs diff', you can edit it, and ripout a whole file (say
configure) quite easily.  I do this all the time, and it takes me a
second to do it (you just hit `K' in diff-mode).

   Well, yes, that is true. On a side note, these can be omitted from
   the repository as well, the way we do in tar, cpio and cflow
   repositories. However, here I tend to agree with you that it is
   better to have gnulib sources in our repository, simply because we
   have got no control over the way they change in gnulib, and
   sometimes their changes in gnulib break their usage in the

gnulib should never break anything, if it does, it is a bug in gnulib
and not on our side.  The gnulib maintainers are very picky on this
point, it is also written in the README.

   Besides, these files do not change as often as autogenerated files

Not to be picky, but they have changed more than configure over the
past year. Each update of gnulib freaks me out.

   PS: I'd like to ask our colleagues to share their opinions, too.

That is the point of a mailing list. :-)

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