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Re: [PATCH] xfsprogs: release.sh use git archive for source tarball

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfsprogs: release.sh use git archive for source tarball
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:57:27 -0500
Cc: Arkadiusz Mi??kiewicz <arekm@xxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20121214234805.GC27055@xxxxxxx>
References: <20121213233131.GV30652@xxxxxxx> <201212140707.33191.arekm@xxxxxxxx> <20121214234805.GC27055@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 05:48:05PM -0600, Ben Myers wrote:
> The current method of using 'make dist' to generate source tarballs for a
> release can miss some files depending upon which distro it is running on.  In
> the 3.1.10 release of xfsprogs 'make dist' missed a file 
> 'io/sync_file_range.c'
> because the machine I ran it on didn't HAVE_SYNC_FILE_RANGE.
> 
> Update the release script to use a simple 'git archive' method to create the
> tarball.  This will ensure that all necessary sources are included.

Can we add the git archive code to the makefile so that it's included in
make dist?

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