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Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade
pcpa at mandriva.com.br
Thu Dec 20 06:35:46 PST 2007
Rémi Cardona wrote:
> pcpa at mandriva.com.br a écrit :
>> Currently, I am experimenting with git-archive to generate a tarball,
>> and git-format-patch to generate the patches.
> What's wrong with using make distcheck? To me it's one of the major
> benefits of using autotools in the first place.
I have nothing agains't distcheck. But at the moment, it is also adding
some generated files to the tarball, the X Server packages increases, after
bz2'ed by around 2MB, but still this isn't the major issue, as I believe
it could be fixed, if considered wrong, in "make distcheck" itself.
I am experiencing with managing releases by adding local tags, and having
local patches in local git branches. So, using git-archive and
seens a natural/automatable approach to generate data that is submited to
a build system. The major drawback is that usually tarballs from trusted
come with a mdsum/sha/whatever authentication, and I experienced some
here, so this is still an experiment, and I may still move back to storing
binary tarballs, but I still want to have local patches in git, instead of
generating and mantaining them "by hand".
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