as.info built in the source directory?

Andrew Cagney cagney@gnu.org
Wed Jul 14 17:13:00 GMT 2004


(I thought ben would step in :-)

>>GDB's release process involves a 
>>> configure/make-info/make-clean in the 
>>> src directory.  This results in the files being included in 
>>> the distro.
>>> 
>>> BTW, pot files have a similar problem.
>>> 
>>> Andrew
> 
> 
> 
>   Why are the .info files considered any different from any of the
> autogenerated files?  I've wondered why they aren't checked into cvs and
> regenerated when their sources are touched in the same way as configure et
> al. ?

It's the autoconf/automake files that are the exception.   They are 
generated and checked in to avoid local tool dependency problems (sh 
et.al. can be really querky :-).

Andrew



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