gdb-5.0/gdb/doc/Makefile.in patch -- is this patch really correct?

Eli Zaretskii eliz@delorie.com
Fri Jun 30 11:35:00 GMT 2000


> Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 20:07:09 +0200 (MET DST)
> From: Mark Kettenis <kettenis@wins.uva.nl>
> 
>    Hmm...  This isn't right, the CVS reporitory should IMHO reproduce the
>    contents of the distribution tarball.
> 
> Certainly not.  Developers are supposed to have the necessary tools
> installed.  The distribution tarball is typically created by `make
> dist' which should regenerate all generated files.

Then how can we be sure that any given change won't break something in
maintainer's setup, exactly like it happened for Chris here?  I only
test my changes in an end-user setup, that is with all the files
created by "make dist" present, as if I just unpacked a source
distribution.

Do we need a procedure and someone responsible to verify that each
change works both for maintainers and end users?


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