[kexec-tools] [PATCH] Do not distribute generated files in the release tarball

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Wed Apr 23 22:42:09 PDT 2014

On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:46:08PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-04-24 at 13:32 +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> > While I'm not opposed to this off-hand I am curious to know what the
> > motivation for it is.
> Within Debian there has been a renewed focus on finding and removing
> sourceless files and one Debian contributor mentioned kexec/purgatory.c
> on IRC and asked for help finding if source was missing. It was
> concluded that the source was present and this wasn't an issue....

Thanks, an interesting initiative.

> ..but I tend to think that generated files should always be built from
> source and never be present in VCS repositories and only autotools
> generated files should be in tarballs. This ensures that they get built
> as often as possible and bugs with that process are discovered early.

That seems reasonable to me.

Could you add something like that to the changelog and add
a signed-off-by line?

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