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Re: nodist_noinst_SCRIPTS and `make distcheck`

From: fr33domlover
Subject: Re: nodist_noinst_SCRIPTS and `make distcheck`
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:02:28 +0300

On 2014-10-20
Nick Bowler <address@hidden> wrote:

> Not exactly.  Distcheck first creates a distribution tarball (i.e.,
> make dist), THEN it unpacks the tarball into a temporary srcdir and
> tests that.  In other words, distcheck is directly testing the 'user
> experience' when they unpack a tarball you publish.
> Part of that user experience is that the following sequence should work:
>   - download your package tarball from a website.
>   - unpack it
>   - ./configure && make dist
> Since your script is not distributed, that sequence must not require the
> script to work.

Thanks! Now I understand how distcheck really works. I'll just make the
ChangeLog target check if the script and .git are available, as you suggest.

Problem solved :-)

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