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Re: [Nmh-workers] ChangeLog file missing?

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] ChangeLog file missing?
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:45:12 -0400

>While wrapping up nmh-git under a gentoo ebuild, I noticed that the default
>src_install section ended up wanting to copy ChangeLog to the target
>filesystem. A quick look in the git tree showed no ChangeLog file, so
>either the misplaced need for the file is an effect of nmh's automake
>magic, or it's an effect of too much assumptions in gentoo's default
>install phase.I've yet to look into it.

We generate a ChangeLog file on the fly from the git log (see the
ChangeLog target in Makefile.am).  The distribution tarfile has one, but
it's only built if you explicitly ask for it (the dist target does
that).  So I think if your ebuild does "make all ChangeLog", that should
do the right thing.


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