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Re: proposal for fdl module

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: proposal for fdl module
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:18:43 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

>>>     * modules/fdl: New module, for grabbing fdl.texi.
>> Automake is distributing COPYING and texinfo.tex. Why would you have
>> fdl.texi distributed by gnulib-tool, not by automake? I would not like
>> to see conflicts arise between automake and gnulib-tool.
> You had the earlier proposal of making automake be smart enough to install
> the latest upstream version of docs, rather than the version that was
> current when automake was released (but most likely out of date at the
> time that automake is used on a package).  If that is done, then I could
> see making fdl.texi a responsibility of automake.  But for now, I find it
> much more convenient to use gnulib, which is already an up-to-date
> repository, as the source of COPYING, texinfo.tex, etc., rather than
> relying on the out-of-date versions that automake would install.

I agree.  Also, automake doesn't install COPYING or fdl.texi in the
source directory, does it?  So I don't see where the conflict is.  A
lot of packages distribute COPYING and fdl.texi.


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