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Re: package creation

From: Adam Monsen
Subject: Re: package creation
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 12:39:04 -0700

Automake will create a 'dist' target for you:
"The `dist' rule in the generated `' can be used to
generate a gzip'd `tar' file and other flavors of archive for
This is from 'info automake dist'.

This distributable gzip'd tarball contains files to be installed and
install scripts. Automake also makes a 'make uninstall' that does what
you'd expect.

Here's a place you could start to learn more about this:
(see  "Other Resources")

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:48:12 -0700, Gustavo A. Baratto
<address@hidden> wrote:
> hello all, 
> I thought this was a very well requested feature, but I after searching on 
> the mailing list archives, I found out that it is not... 
> Basically, what I looking for is a 'make package' rule, where all the files 
> that would be installed, plus an install script could be tarred up together, 
> so we can copy the tarball to many diferent servers, unpack it, run the 
> script, and the files get installed without the need of copying over or nfs 
> mounting the whole source code? Not a fancy full blown package like rpm. 
> Maybe the install script would have an uninstall feature as well (I have seen 
> a thread requesting this). 
> I know nothing about automake except for running make,make install and make 
> distclean... but I would be willing to help... 

Adam Monsen <address@hidden>

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