automake -a

Marc Glisse marc.glisse at
Mon Sep 23 15:37:20 CEST 2013

On Mon, 23 Sep 2013, Niels Möller wrote:

> Marc Glisse <marc.glisse at> writes:
>> It seems that it would be
>> easiest to do what the comment in .bootstrap says, remove those files
>> from the repository and use automake -a to make sure we have a
>> consistent version of everything (no -f so it doesn't override our
>> specific INSTALL, config.guess, etc).
> Makes sense to me, as long as removing files in the repo is decided on a
> case-by-case basis.

Do you agree with the initial list I proposed?

> E.g., I think the COPYING file should stay in the repo, even if automake 
> -a currently installs an identical file.

Ah, I hadn't noticed COPYING, precisely because the file is identical ;-)
Ok with keeping it if you want to...

I did an automake -a -c -f, followed by hg status to see what had changed, 
and pruned that list a bit.

Marc Glisse

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