[FFmpeg-devel] [Patch] adding 'dist' rule to makefiles

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Nov 13 09:30:59 CET 2007

Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> I've repeated several times now that the scm snapshot may not be exactly
> what you want to ship in a tarball, and that is true for ffmpeg as well. I
> ship ffmpeg (with elaborate workarounds, like creating a whole auto* toolset
> around it), I would know, right?

I ship ffmpeg for Gentoo, maybe I know a thing or two, isn't it?

> So, third time, given that users (packagers) of ffmpeg - even though they
> are indeed currently able to build tarballs with elaborate workarounds -
> would like a make dist (and related), could it go in?

being everybody reasonable even if with the tendency to flame, iff there
is a technical reason for it I don't see the problem.

svn export or tar -jcf foo dir --exclude .svn isn't that "elaborate

> (Sorry to have to make this point, but if it was really that easy with
> current tools / setup, don't you think ffmpeg would be making releases? And
> now dare answer this instead of bullshit around.)

I do releases on my own and is far simpler than doing releases using
autotools in my experience, mostly because I don't have to generate
files or care for other annoying details ^^

As you see it's mostly a matter of perception, I dislike a lot the fact
that the build system doesn't track deps the same way autotools
makefiles do but so far I hadn't be bothered enough to try to fix it.



Luca Barbato

Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC

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