purpose of EXTRA_DIST

Joel Sherrill <joel@OARcorp.com> joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Wed Oct 26 13:13:30 UTC 2005

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 14:35 -0700, Till Straumann wrote:
>>What's the purpose of EXTRA_DIST, i.e.,
>>what files are supposed to be listed ?
> info automake
> In a nutshell:
> EXTRA_DIST is automake's make-variable to take all those files which are
> not automatically added to a tarball during a "make dist".
> ATM, "make dist" is non-functional in most parts of the RTEMS source
> tree, so EXTRA_DIST isn't of much importance.

But we should be trying to make it useful -- not discourage people from 
using it.  :)


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