comments on packaging

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Mon Feb 13 17:24:06 UTC 2017

On 2017-02-13 Kai Engert <kaie at> wrote:
> I tried to build the latest (unreleased) snapshot of p11-kit for testing
> purposes.

> I used this command to produce an experimental snapshot:
>   git archive --prefix=p11-kit-0.23.3.test/ \
>     -o /tmp/p11-kit-0.23.3.test.tar.gz HEAD

> I found that the file is much smaller than regular release files.

> Not knowing what your usual release procedure is, to include those additional
> files, I ran 
>   autoreconf -vfi
>   ./
> which worked to produce the missing files.

Usually for auto* using packages release tarballs are built by
bootstrapping (, a regular build, and "make dist".

cu Andreas
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