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Re: make dist

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: make dist
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:28:42 +0200
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Thomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name> skribis:

> On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:11:24 +0200, I wrote:
>> On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:28:07 +0200, I wrote:
>> > On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:45:07 +0200, Hydra Build Daemon 
>> > <e.dolstra@tudelft.nl> wrote:
>> > > checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
>> > > checking host system type... i586-pc-gnu
>> > > configure: WARNING: unsupported CPU type i586
>> I'm now seeing this in <http://hydra.nixos.org/build/2368322/log> as
>> well, for i686.
>> > That's a strange warning, and I can't reproduce it.  Could you please
>> > check what's going on?  asm_syntax=i386 should be set, and
>> > [hurd]/libthreads/i386/cthreads.h surely does exist.
>> Well, it should.  As the above log is showing, that file is not being
>> extracted.  Thus, either the tar that is doing the extraction is
>> confused, or the process that created hurd-20120404.tar.gz.
> I assume you have created that using »make dist«?


> This one fails to include said files, and a lot of others.

Oh, you found a bug.  :-)

> Please tell, what is the benefit of using (and for us, maintaining) »make
> dist« compared to just using a Git checkout

“make dist” includes exactly what we need, no more, no less.  In
particular, it includes generated files (‘configure’, ‘Makefile.in’,
‘hurd.info’, etc.)


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