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Steffen Mueller
January 27, 2012 08:22
Re: Detecting duplicate extension directories
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On 01/27/2012 05:10 PM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> Net: instead of solving the specific case of duplicate directories,
>> let's use git to solve the general case of a dirty repo.
> I don't agree. We support building outside of git repositories, because
> a: we distribute tarballs
> b: we build on platforms that don't support git
> We can't assume that
> a: git is present to do our work for us
> b: that we can get it to delete all the build files, without also deleting
>     user owned files. distclean is careful to only delete the things that we
>     know we built.

Before, you said:

"This isn't a problem when building from a distribution tarball or
other clean checkout, but it is causing "fun" (ie strange noisy 
catastrophic build failures) when anyone runs git pull on a build 
checkout, and then runs disclean before starting again."

So yes. When you want this to be detected, git is availanle.


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