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Re: Reproducing the release tarballs

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2024 19:40:12 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 30 Mar 2024, Howard Chu wrote:

> IMO only project developers should ever be touching the autotools.


> Only our release engineer ever generates the configure script, and it's
> committed to the repo along with everything else.

For people using releases, it does not matter since the scripts are in the

Even if generated files are committed, there still needs to be a system or way
to verify that the scripts are indeed generated correctly.

Since,, and *m4 files are updated quite frequently,
it would be a lot of overhead to having to commit updated scripts (by a single
person). It does not feel like a concept I would be comfortable with.

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Received on 2024-03-30