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

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Sun Jun 16 12:43:39 BST 2019

Hi Olaf,

Unfortunately `./autogen.sh` isn't working with Ubuntu Xenial:

$ ./autogen.sh
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: running: autopoint --force
autopoint: *** The AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION declaration in your configure.ac
               file requires the infrastructure from gettext-0.19.8 but
this version
               is older. Please upgrade to gettext-0.19.8 or newer.
autopoint: *** Stop.
autoreconf: autopoint failed with exit status: 1
patching file ./ltmain.sh
Hunk #1 FAILED at 9615.
Hunk #2 FAILED at 10073.
2 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file ./ltmain.sh.rej
patch: **** Can't reopen file ./ltmain.sh : No such file or directory

Xenial provides gettext-0.19.7.


Am 12.06.19 um 12:49 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> 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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