[darcs-devel] [issue572] Bug#457656: Ignore boring auto-generated waf metadata

David Roundy bugs at darcs.net
Thu Dec 27 14:10:44 UTC 2007

New submission from David Roundy <daveroundy at gmail.com>:

wishlist bug from debian tracker

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From: Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com>
Date: Dec 24, 2007 5:11 AM
Subject: Bug#457656: Ignore boring auto-generated waf metadata
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>

Package: darcs
Version: 2.0.0~pre2-1
Severity: wishlist

waf is a build tool analogous to scons or make.


Commands like "./waf configure" generate ignorable metadata in
predictable locations that are unlikely to be used for non-ignorable
files.  I suggest extending the default ignore list with these


Unfortunately, there are also ignorable metadata placed in an
unpredicatable location based on the --blddir switch and/or the blddir
setting in ./wscript (waf's equivalent of ./GNUmakefile).  Because the
location is unpredictable they cannot be added to the default
boringfile list.  This build directory seems to contain files with the
predictable names _cache_/, .wafpickle and .wscript-trybuild, so it
may be useful to
ignore these by default also.

PS: I have been studying waf for only a few hours, so it is possible
that waf creates other metadata that can be ignored by default.

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title: Bug#457656: Ignore boring auto-generated waf metadata

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