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[Bug-cvs] cvs-1.11.tar.gz is broken!!!

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: [Bug-cvs] cvs-1.11.tar.gz is broken!!!
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 11:10:38 -0400 (EDT)


The file that is now in


is broken and shouldn't be released in its present form! That tarball
contains files that shouldn't be included to the distribution, such as
config.cache, config.h, config.log, config.status, Makefile and probably

All those files are system specific and should be generated by the
users who compile CVS.

The only valid way to create a distribution is "make dist". Makefile
contains rules describing how the distribution should be built. Ignoring
those rules is like ignoring the will of the CVS developers while
releasing a product of their work.

If "make dist" is broken it should be fixed, but not ignored.

I'm sorry to say it, but releasing CVS in this form will damage reputation
of the people behind the release.

Pavel Roskin

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