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Re: Modifying CFLAGS for 'make distcheck'

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Modifying CFLAGS for 'make distcheck'
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:03:34 +1100

On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 14:52 -0600, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Feb 2008, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >
> > If *that* were still a concern for a compression tool (as opposed to
> > various vendor `tar' programs), then heck it should not be promoted at
> > all for wider use.  No, I don't think each package using Automake should
> > be turned into a regression test suite for lzma.  That's more fear,
> Most of the compressors offer an option to test the compressed file. 
> For lzma, gunzip, and bunzip2, that is provided by the -t option, and 
> for zip, it is the -T option.  It is probably not a bad idea to at 
> least verify that the same tool thinks that the package can be 
> properly decompressed.

might be simpler to layer this:

dist-tar to get a tar
dist-$compressor builds a compressed version from that tar.

You can test each compressor has compressed correctly by decompressing
to a temp file and checking cmp $temptar $origtar

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