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Re: dist-hook in top-level Makefile.am
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kristian Nielsen [mailto:knielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 6. April 2011 10:43
> To: Vladislav Vaintroub
> Cc: maria-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: dist-hook in top-level Makefile.am
> You need to be careful when you remove it. Update any documentation that
> refers to the old way of installing from source on Windows, making sure
> existing stuff still works, etc. Well, I guess you are already aware of
I updated http://kb.askmonty.org/v/building-mariadb-on-windows with the
latest info. There is a section in it on the "old-style"(5.1) builds, that
still documents source package, that must be produced on Unix
> It would be nice to also fix the autotools builds so that `make dist` to
> produce a source tarball no longer needs to compile the whole server. But
> then, as we are phasing out autotools, it is probably not worth it.
> So I
> suppose just removing the dist-hook is a reasonable step if you make sure
> does not break anything.
> I guess the CMake system already has this done properly, so that a source
> tarball is produced without needing to build the server (and without
> generating these obsolete database files for Windows)?
"make dist" in 5.5 uses "bzr export" when building from bzr repo. It
does a little bit more than that, it runs bison and puts sql_yacc.cc and
sql_yacc.h into the tarball. If bzr is not available, cpack -C
<build-dir>/CPackSourceConfig.cmake is used. It is done as properly as it
was possible, though IMO would be even better/cleaner not to pre-package
> - Kristian.