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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5/5] make: Make "src-tarball" target actually make a source tarball

On Wed, 2014-07-16 at 18:45 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> On 07/16/2014 05:56 PM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2014-07-16 at 16:06 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> >> George Dunlap writes ("[PATCH 5/5] make: Make "src-tarball" target 
> >> actually make a source tarball"):
> >>> At the moment, making a release tarball is an annoyingly manual
> >>> process that involves running "git archive" into a temporary directory.
> >> ...
> >>> +src-tarball: subtree-update
> >>> + bash ./tools/misc/mktarball $(XEN_ROOT) $$(git describe)
> >>
> >> Does this absolutely have to depend on subtree-update ?  Perhaps we
> >> need a new "make the subtrees exist" target ?
> >
> > Given that he makes the force targets depend on the dir targets in one
> > of the earlier patches I think subtree-update might already be that
> > target...
> I think he might have been thinking that it would be nice to be able to 
> make a tarball without doing the force update -- i.e., if you had 
> checked out a particular version of one of the trees, just use that; but 
> if you hadn't checked anything out, go fetch the tree.

> I could do that. :-)  It means SOP would have to be two steps "make 
> subdir-update ; make src-tarball-release".  Personally I think it's a 
> bit of a trap waiting to happen, but I can see the logic behind it.

It's a bit niche perhaps, so perhaps make it so you can do
        make src-tarball-release FORCE_CURRENT_SUBTREES=1
by conditionalising the dep?


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