[sane-devel] Proposal to remove autoconf-generated files from the source repository

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Jun 9 08:20:11 BST 2019

Hi Louis,

Louis Lagendijk writes:

> On Sat, 2019-06-08 at 13:32 +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> Hi!
>> TL;DR I am going to merge this shortly after 2019-06-12 10:00 UTC
>> unless
>> someone raises objection here or in the [merge request][0].
>>  [0]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/merge_requests/72
> I agree, getting te autofoo files removed from GIT reduces the risks
> for mismatches. For developers it will be  quite ok to run
> ./autogen.sh. That is quite normal for a developer. I just wonder if
> this will unearth new issues. But is these show up they should be quite
> ok to solve when they show up.

Any issues should just be submitted so we can have a go at solving

# BTW, distributions not having autoconf-archive is not something the
# SANE Project can fix.  We could bend over backwards and add a couple
# of wget or curl invocations to pull the needed files in ./autogen.sh,
# though.  But that'd be something for after the merge.

> Merge this!

Thanks for the thumbs up, will wait with the merge until the time
mentioned anyway to give others time to vent their opinions, if any.

Hope this helps,
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