[PATCH 2/2] [RFC] get rid of dist

Zhang Yanfei zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com
Tue Apr 2 01:51:41 EDT 2013

于 2013年04月02日 13:36, Richard Weinberger 写道:
> Simon,
> Am 02.04.2013 03:10, schrieb Simon Horman:
>> On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 01:23:05PM +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>> Replace the dist variable by git ls-files.
>>> The following files are now included in the dist tarball too:
>> I'm sorry but I don't think it is reasonable to
>> add git as a requirement for building a tarball.
> It is not about building a tarball, it is about tracking files.
> Currently you are abusing make to keep track of your files.
> git does this already for you.
> Tracking files manually in the Makefile is also error prone.
> doc/mpc85xx.txt and arch/i386/timer.c have already been forgotten...
> If I'm not mistaken kexec-tools uses git as SCM, so you'll need
> git anyways to checkout the source and work with it.

I think what simon meant is that by using current ways, we can build a
tarball without git installed. By using your ways, if we want to build
a tarball, git is a must. So it is unnecessary to add git as a requirement
for there may be some condtions that we want to build a clean tarball in a
git-not-installed system.


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