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

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk at mit.edu
Tue Jul 24 12:55:04 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 02:28:40PM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> 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.

To me as well.

(As a side note, OpenAFS also has something called 'make dist' that is
functionally different, but also has deep historical roots and is also
something I'm trying to get rid of.)


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