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Re: What is minimum set of Automake work files needed for distribution o
Re: What is minimum set of Automake work files needed for distribution on github?
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:04:45 +0700
Thanks, that does make sense.
On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:22 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 09/28/2015 04:20 AM, Robert Parker wrote:
> > I need to meet the requirements of 2 sets of users, the ordinary user
> > is only interested `./configure; make; make install` and the power users
> > who want to start with `autoreconf`.
> > So far google search on the topic has only increased my confusion.
> The most common solution: don't store anything but configure.ac and
> Makefile.am in git.
> The power user checks out git, and runs 'autoreconf' to bootstrap the
> project, then runs 'make dist' to create a self-contained tarball.
> The ordinary user takes a tarball, unpacks it, and runs './configure;
> make; make install' without needing any autotools installed.
> Ordinary users therefore do NOT use direct git checkouts. Working with
> git is reserved for power users.
> Eric Blake eblake redhat com +1-919-301-3266
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