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

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfsprogs: release.sh use git archive for source tarball
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:52:55 -0600
Cc: Arkadiusz Mi??kiewicz <arekm@xxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20121219135727.GA24407@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20121213233131.GV30652@xxxxxxx> <201212140707.33191.arekm@xxxxxxxx> <20121214234805.GC27055@xxxxxxx> <20121219135727.GA24407@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hey Christoph,

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 08:57:27AM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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?

I like that idea.  I'll check it out.

Thanks,
        Ben

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