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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Re: configure.in:305: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_GNU_GETTEXT

--On 05 June 2006 09:40 +0100 Luke Hart <lukeh@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Surely if autoreconf will re-create the file the best solution is the
delete them from SVN? That's certainly what we've done in other places,
to be honest I have no idea why I checked all the files in anyway.


That's certainly one option (and better than the current situation).
Most packages, however, ship with these files there, so you can
just type "./configure ; make" and they will build (i.e. the
autoreconf step is not necessary for non-maintainers).

However, having them in svn means that if you /do/ regenerate them,
svn will try and commit them again.

I think the best thing to do would be to delete them from svn (as
you suggest), but when building the source tarball, to "autoreconf -f -i"
(not -s) first, so at least the tarball can be built from scratch.

Out of interest why do we ask people to do "autoreconf -f -i **-s**" (i.e.
create symbolic links) anyway? Doesn't it just make the build more
fragile to what else you put on the system?