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Re: maint.mk suggestion for gnupload

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: maint.mk suggestion for gnupload
Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 14:11:22 -0500
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On 5/8/21 6:34 AM, Eric Blake wrote:

> but it would be a lot nicer if I didn't have to remember to do that
> after the fact.  In fact, reading gnupload --help says it is as simple
> as calling:
> $ gnupload --to ... --symlink-regex ...
> in the first place.  But --symlink-regex is not listed in the suggested
> output of 'make beta' or 'make stable' from maint.mk, which is why I
> missed that simpler step back in 2016, and nearly missed it again today
> when I did the m4-1.4.18b beta release.  Is it worth patching maint.mk
> to add --symlink-regex in the suggested gnupload instructions it generates?

Aha - I just discovered you can do this in cfg.mk:

# Update m4-latest.tar.* symlinks during 'make stable/beta'.
GNUPLOADFLAGS = --symlink-regex

without having to tweak maint.mk.  Thus, it is already opt-in, as Simon

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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