[Gluster-devel] Removal of autogenerated files from *.x using rpcgen

Harshavardhana harsha at harshavardhana.net
Wed Apr 23 21:50:43 UTC 2014

http://review.gluster.org/#/c/7526/  - this is a proposal to add a
build time dependency on 'rpcgen' and get the files for XDR routines
and co-routines generated during build time and avoid having them in
the repository.

This is due to a fact that i observed recently that we have been
modifying the auto-generated files alone rather than making respective
changes in ".x"

For example at commit "29bccc2ed18eedc40e83d2f0d35327037a322384"  -
this results in two things which leads to other infinite things

- Divergent of ".x" files for future use and inconsistent codebase
which is one of the most important pieces of the overall

- ill informed person like me making changes and not able to figure
out where the hell build error is coming from.

I do understand that `rpcgen` as a build time dependency could cause
portability troubles as rpcgen is a glibc tool, but OSX provides it
with a default Xcode install. Can NetBSD and FreeBSD porters validate
such a fact?

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