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Re: git-merge-changelog in bin_PROGRAMS

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: git-merge-changelog in bin_PROGRAMS
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:42:58 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> It seems that git-merge-changelog is added to bin_PROGRAMS in the
> generated lib/Makefile.am, which causes it to get installed in
> exec_prefix/bin (at least in inetutils).  Not sure why though

It's necessary so that the installation instructions at the top of this
file work. "make install" should install the program in ${bindir}.

The question is: why does inetutils contain this program? Simon wrote in [1]:

! I haven't seen any other project include git-merge-changelog, which
! makes some sense as it seems to be more of a developer tool not strictly
! related to building the project itself.

Moreover only the committers need the tools. People who use the
anonymous git checkout and don't contribute don't need it.


[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-inetutils/2011-11/msg00010.html

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