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Re: simple distcheck fails

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: simple distcheck fails
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:12:49 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Jan Engelhardt wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:51:58PM CET:
> Sigh, I so really prefer doing a
>   git-archive HEAD | tar -C /tmp/whereever -xf- &&
>   run in whereever &&
>   pack up the stuff
> over distcheck atm :-P

The above is an approximation of 'make dist', not of distcheck.
I think you've misunderstood the intention of distcheck, explaned here:
and in links pointed to from there.

And BTW, if you don't need the distribution-related rules from Automake,
then you can use the 'no-dist' option so they aren't output.


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