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Leon Timmermans
April 11, 2016 00:19
Re: github contributor notices
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On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM, Ricardo Signes <>

> I just pushed to rjbs/github-notices:
>   commit a9fa862efc67434a6a880ded4f7af9cacb0f67ac
>   Author: Ricardo Signes <>
>   Date:   Sat Apr 9 08:26:56 2016 -0400
>     add files to dissuade users from filing GH pull requests
> This adds two files to the .github directory. These would be displayed to
> users
> attempting to file pull requests on the GitHub mirror.  This happens
> rarely,
> but often enough that it would be good to try to avoid it.  GitHub will not
> allow us to simply disable PRs.
> This branch fails tests.
> If the files are not in the MANIFEST, this is a failure.  If they *are* in
> the
> manifest, there is a porting failure because directories beginning with
> dots
> are not allowed.
> Is there an existing solution to this that I'm unaware of?  Do we really
> need
> these files in the manifest, since we don't need them in release tarballs?
> I don't mind spending more effort here, but I'm hoping someone knows the
> almost-no-effort solution already.

This sounds like we want a MANIFEST.SKIP file, much like we're currently
using in CPAN modules.


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