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Re: Next pretest, and branching plans

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Next pretest, and branching plans
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:31:25 +0800
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On 22/02/2010 05:46, Chong Yidong wrote:

Jason, do you think you could down write some instructions?  You could
put it at the end of admin/make-tarball.txt, or as its own file in the
admin/ directory.

I don't have access to bzr at the moment, but here are the steps required:

1. Download the source tarball, check signature and unpack.
2. Make sure you have an up to date bzr source tree to use for the admin directory.
3. "make install" to create the bin subdirectory with the appropriate files.
4. Copy libxpm.dll from a previous tarball into the bin directory.
5. Check the file admin/nt/README.W32 (from bzr tree) for necessary changes.
6. Make sure 7z.exe is in your PATH, or modify admin/nt/makedist.bat to use your preferred zip utility (I found that InfoZip zip.exe does not work well, which is why I changed to use 7z.exe)
7. Run admin/nt/makedist.bat. With no args it will give you help on usage.
8. Test the resulting zip files.

Then the process of signing and uploading begins. This is documented in the GNU maintainers manual, and is probably the more difficult part of the process, particularly if your internet connection is not fast and stable and uploads get interrupted.

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