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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] build: add make dist target (v2)

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] build: add make dist target (v2)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:40:04 +0200
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On 07/17/12 21:12, Michael Roth wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 01:33:32PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> Let's stop screwing up releases by having a script do the work that Anthony's
>> fat fingers can't seem to get right.
>> Cc: Michael Roth <address@hidden>
>> Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>
> Breaks if there's no tag corresponding with the contents of VERSION,
> but that might be considered a feature (an alternative might be to
> assume it's a development release, use current HEAD for master, and append the
> short git hash to the version). Works well as far as I can tell though,
> and I made a special point to confirm it did indeed output a bz2 :)

Or just use 'git describe --long' to figure what the version is.  This
way you can easily build a tarball for any git commit, and a release
tarball is just 'git checkout v$version; make dist'.


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