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Re: [package-vc] Consider cleaning up files from install process

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: [package-vc] Consider cleaning up files from install process
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2023 09:00:32 +0000

Joseph Turner <joseph@breatheoutbreathe.in> writes:

> On October 4, 2023 8:23:07 AM PDT, Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> 
> wrote:
>>Joseph Turner <joseph@breatheoutbreathe.in> writes:
>>>> > For example, when following these instructions to install hyperdrive.el:
>>>> > https://ushin.org/hyperdrive/hyperdrive-manual.html#package_002dvc
>>>> >
>>>> > the git repository ends up with these extra untracked files:
>>>> >
>>>> > dir
>>>> > hyperdrive-autoloads.el
>>>> > hyperdrive-pkg.el
>>>> > hyperdrive.info
>>>> Please report this as a bug in the Hyperdrive repository: its
>>>> `.gitignore` should be adjusted to ignore those files.
>>> Good to know. We have updated the hyperdrive.el .gitignore.
>>> Are all package authors are expected to add these files to .gitignore
>>> (or equivalent in other VCS)?  If so, we should probably put a notice in
>>> the package-vc documentation or somewhere else.  What do you suggest?
>>This is not related to package-vc, it is also the recommended practice
>>for regular ELPA packages.
> Would you mind sharing a link to this recommendation? I searched the 
> Emacs/Elisp info manuals as well as the ELPA README.

I don't know of any link, what I meant with "recommendation" was "it is
frequently recommended when reviewing a package".

>>> Thank you!
>>> Joseph

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