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

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Wed Jun 12 11:49:32 BST 2019

Hi all,

Olaf Meeuwissen writes:

> 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
> them.
> # 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.

It's merged.  Please submit issues if your `./autogen.sh` act up or the
resulting `./configure` and `make` behave odd.

Hope this helps,
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