[PATCH] configure.ac: removing annoying change of INSTALL file

Yuanhan Liu yuanhan.liu at linux.intel.com
Wed May 30 05:42:00 PDT 2012

Every time we run ./autogen.sh, the INSTALL file would be replace by
/usr/share/automake-1.11/INSTALL, which changes the file. This is very
annoying since it messes up the result of 'git diff' and git always
wants to commit it.

Declare it as foreign would fix this annoying issue. Since it's not a
GNU project, it makes sense to do so.

Signed-off-by: Yuanhan Liu <yuanhan.liu at linux.intel.com>
 configure.ac |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index b1f3c4b..0fd1da1 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ AC_USE_SYSTEM_EXTENSIONS

-AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.11 -Wall no-define no-dist-gzip dist-xz])
+AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.11 foreign -Wall no-define no-dist-gzip dist-xz])

 # Initialize libtool

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