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From: Felix Zielcke
Subject: Re: [RFC] DISTLIST and
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:21:00 +0200

Am Dienstag, den 02.09.2008, 07:30 -0400 schrieb Pavel Roskin:

> If I was releasing GRUB, I would avoid using DISTLIST even temporarily.
> I would use a separate script for making releases that would:
> 1) call "svn export" to create a clean tree
> 2) create generated files
> 3) remove non-distributable files (e.g.
> 4) package the tree

If I compile my own Debian package I use `svn export' for upstream SVN
and `svn export' for our debian trunk and then just compile it. (Debian
package calls always ./

> I think the best approach would be to allow everyone with a svn
> directory create the release tarball.  This way, many people will be
> able to test the release process.  The requirement to having Subversion
> is not really a big deal, and it saves the need to keep DISTLIST in the
> repository.

Now that I read a bit about `automake' in the past, it seems the current
approach is more the GNU way.

I think also that the SVN approach would be the better one.
Shouldn't be too hard to replace that `make
dist'/DISTLIST/ stuff with a small script which uses SVN
for this.

Felix Zielcke

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