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Re: Strictness

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Strictness
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:09:37 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

However, the way things are now, the check for ChangeLog is done at
automake run time, not at 'make dist' time.  So, if you don't ever do
source code releases, or if you do, but you only want to invest those
10 min when releasing/release testing, we could think about relaxing
the test for a ChangeLog file until 'make dist' time, or omit the test
if the Automake option 'no-dist' has been used.

The reason why it is done at automake run time is that automake needs to generate a Makefile which includes the file in the distribution if it happens to exist. Makefiles are never updated by 'make dist'. It would be ill advised to update anything in the source tree due to 'make dist' since then the package would be different every time 'make dist' is executed.


  make ChangeLog

with local rules to update ChangeLog makes the most sense.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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