[openssl-project] To distribute just the repo file, or the result of 'make dist'?

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Tue Jul 24 12:28:40 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 02:08:46PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> The original intention (way back, I think we're even talking SSLeay
> time here, but at the very least pre-1.0.0 time) was to make a tarball
> that can be built directly with just a 'make' on any Unix box and
> without requiring perl.

I don't see how that could work our current system. As far as I
know, it's actually confired for a system, and it will not work
properly on an other. It would just work on the same system as
that we ran config on.

> 1.  Don't release pre-configured tarballs.  This is a very simple
>     thing to do, all we have to do is use 'make tar' to create
>     tarballs instead of 'make dist'.  We could remove the dist target
>     entirely while we're at it.

This makes most sense to me.


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