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

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Tue Apr 2 01:55:06 EDT 2013

Am 02.04.2013 07:51, schrieb Zhang Yanfei:
> 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.

But git is already a requirement to checkout the source from the git repo.
Or I'm mistaken?


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