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Re: metaconfig source control/distribution and Debian's DFSG

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
November 18, 2014 17:24
Subject:
Re: metaconfig source control/distribution and Debian's DFSG
Message ID:
20141118182405.7d75d5a9@pc09.procura.nl
On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:09:34 +0000, Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 08:43:09AM +0100, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> > On Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:41:58 +0000, Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > > I'm sorry, but I really fail to see why, and suspect that there is
> > > > a lingering misunderstanding.  Rebuilding Configure is not easy or
> > > > automatic for *anyone*, but that's not an issue of freedom.  I want to
> > > > be helpful and share what we have, but we can only share what we have.  
> > > 
> > > And I think my answer above applies here, too.
> > > 
> > > I will propose within Debian that we package up the modified dist
> > > package and metaconfig units, and include documentation in the perl
> > > source package about this.
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > Dominic.
> > 
> > I don't think I can make your patch hold truth in the future. Would you
> > instead accept something like this:
> > 
> > --- a/Configure  2014-11-02 08:25:34.047397416 +0100
> > +++ b/Configure  2014-11-03 08:40:52.449176797 +0100
> > @@ -11,9 +11,12 @@
> >  # Yes, you may rip this off to use in other distribution packages. This
> >  # script belongs to the public domain and cannot be copyrighted.
> >  #
> > -# Note: this Configure script was generated automatically. Rather than
> > -# working with this copy of Configure, you may wish to get metaconfig.
> > -# The dist package (which contains metaconfig) is available via SVN:
> > -#     svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/dist/code/trunk/dist
> > +# Note: this Configure script was generated automatically by the tool
> > +# called "metaconfig". Rather than working with this copy of Configure,
> > +# you may wish to get metaconfig. Perl uses a modified version of this
> > +# tool, available in the "dist" folder in the checkout of the git repo
> > +#    $ git clone git://perl5.git.perl.org/metaconfig.git metaconfig
> > +# The original dist package (including metaconfig) is available via SVN:
> > +#    $ svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/dist/code/trunk/dist
> >  #
> >  # Though this script was generated by metaconfig from metaunits, it is
> 
> Sure, that looks good to me!

As that part had a specific comment line in the metaunit, I first asked
approval of Rafael. Now that I got it, it has been committed. Will be in
my next update.

As a side note to the porters:

Please refrain from updating Configure, config_h.SH, and
Porting/Glossary as I am on my way in backporting all open issues
(which are quite a few thanks to Jarkko's math work). Not all changes
are the same level of easy :}


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