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Re: remove dependency on in

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: remove dependency on in
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 19:50:59 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 7 May 2008, Kamaljit Singh wrote:

I was wondering if the following is plausible --
I use and run automake (autoreconf, really) to create the's
When I distribute the project, I dont want to distribute and,
rather distribute only the generated configure and's.
Is this possible at all ?

If you use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE and AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS=foreign, it might be possible. Since Automake is used, a few edits to the may be required. I have seen a package distributed this way. However, you may want to read the GPL and all applicable licenses to make sure that it is legal. By leaving out and you are denying the recipient the right to independently maintain the software.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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