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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/2] build: allow for local gnulib diffs

On 11/09/2011 06:47 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 05:37:19PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
Commit f7bd00c12 pulled in a gnulib module that fails to compile
on mingw.  While it would be nice to pull in a newer version of
.gnulib that fixes this, it is difficult to backport any .gnulib
update to older releases.  So, it makes sense to take advantage
of gnulib-tool's ability to support local diffs, where we can
apply specific diffs in our use of gnulib without waiting for
upstream gnulib to pick up those changes, as well as avoiding
a wholesale .gnulib update.  The existence of local diffs will
also make it easier to backport fixes against a tarball (as long
as a tarball and libvirt.git share the same .gnulib commit, then
the tarball can be patched by applying the same local diffs as
a post-release libvirt.git commit, without having to rerun an
entire gnulib-tool bootstrap).

This patch introduces the framework for supporting local diffs,
without actually introducing any.


Now pushed.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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