[gst-devel] dist tarballs
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
Uraeus at linuxrising.org
Thu May 9 07:37:01 CEST 2002
I vote to throw them out again. autogen.sh stuff don't belong in a
distet package IMHO.
On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 15:58, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> Hey everone,
> David added m4 files and similar to the DIST.
> I don't really understand what advantage that gives, so I wanted to bring
> it up so you can share your knowledge on the subject.
> Personally, I haven't run into many tarballs that allow themselves to be
> re-autogen'd. The ones I remember were all badly done dists or CVS
> snapshots, in some cases even disting CVS dirs.
> But maybe there are good reasons to do it that I don't know of ?
> IMO, if you want to autogen.sh and hack on gstreamer, just get cvs.
> If you just want to compile and install it, get the tarball. Dist
> tarballs should come preconfigured IMO without allowing you to mess with
> configure at all.
> So let me know, that way I know which way I have to fix the currently
> failing builds.
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