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Re: as.info built in the source directory?
DJ Delorie <email@example.com> writes:
IIRC GNU standards require the info files to be part of the source
distribution, so we have to build them in srcdir. However, this
does cause the usual read-only-srcdir problems. Normally, the info
files in cvs should be sufficiently up-to-date such that rebuilding
is not normally required.
They don't need to be built into the srcdir in order for them to be
included in the source distribution. The source tree and the
distribution are distinct.
The info files aren't in CVS at all. We rely on maintainers to have
the tools. I have no problem with that, but they shouldn't go into
the source tree.
This has been discussed in other projects, with no really good
Yes, it's all downhill from here :-)
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.