purpose of EXTRA_DIST
ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Wed Oct 26 14:41:42 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 08:13 -0500, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> 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. :)
More precisely: "make dist" mostly works for some parts of RTEMS (e.g.
cpukit), and won't ever work without major work in others.
Getting "make distcheck" working is one magnitude more difficult and
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