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Re: texinfo-6.7.90 tarball contains files that "make distclean" erases

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.7.90 tarball contains files that "make distclean" erases
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 21:15:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 08:21:11PM -0500, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> Gavin Smith wrote:
> > Also, if the *.c
> > file was missing from the release and the user didn't have xsubpp, they 
> > would
> > have no way to reproduce it, whereas if the *.c is incompatible and they
> > do have xsubpp, they could always delete the *.c file and then regenerate
> > it.
> The Perl kit includes xsubpp -- if the user does not have xsubpp, they do
> not have an XS-capable perl and the *.c files are useless to them anyway.
> If they *do* have an XS-capable perl, xsubpp was installed along with it,
> barring *extreme* distribution packaging stupidity.  Upstream GNU packages
> should not cater for that level of bad packaging.
> > Maybe we could reconsider it after the next release but I only want to make
> > very minor changes at this point.
> That is fine if we are past a release code freeze, as long as this does get
> fixed in a future release.

We could revisit this issue now the 6.8 release is past.  Does anybody know
where we could ask people who are likely to be knowledgable about and
experienced with XS modules?

The question is, "how portable is the output of xsubpp?"

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