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bug#20196: alpha README in libtools-2.4.6.tar.gz

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: bug#20196: alpha README in libtools-2.4.6.tar.gz
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:44:14 +0000

On 25 Mar 2015, at 10:23, Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Wed, 25 Mar 2015, Peter Johansson wrote:
>> I noticed that libtool-2.4.6.tar.gz contains a README that looks more aimed 
>> for alpha test releases:
> Same for 2.4.3, 2.4.4, and 2.4.5.  The last version with a 'genuine' README
> was 2.4.2 from 2011.

There's a make rule for swapping out the README file keyed on the version 
number, but that
was written before moving to using the gnulib release rules. I would lean 
towards simplifying
by removing the rule and the alpha README entirely for the sake of future 

(Not by me though, as I am not maintaining Libtool these days)

> Moreover 2.4.5 and 2.4.6 contain lots of Mac Os X ._* files.  Intentional?

I think an oversight in the Automake tar invocation allows Apple /usr/bin/tar 
to roll up useless
Mac OS and/or DropBox metadata files. Please ignore.

Whoever makes future releases should fix up the Automake tar invocations and/or 
use GNU
tar in a non-DropBox synced directory to avoid the same issue.

> Regards
> Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT vaughan DOT pe)

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