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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] build: require more tools from maintainers



On 11/18/2011 05:18 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> We want our tarballs to be complete - this means that any
> generated file that gets shipped as part of the tarball so that
> ordinary users don't have to rebuild it must be something
> that the maintainer can generate.  There have been various
> reports of random build failures when using libvirt.git
> instead of a tarball, and often it is due to missing a
> maintainer-specific tool to produce one of these generated
> files.  This patch raises the bar for what you must have
> installed to build libvirt.git, but does not impact what
> you can get away with for building tarballs.
> 
> Note: It still remains possible to do a successful 'make dist'
> without these tools, when starting from a release tarball.
> 
> * bootstrap.conf (buildreq): Add tools that maintainers need for a
> successful 'make dist' from a fresh git checkout.
> ---
> 
> In reply to this thread:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-November/msg00344.html

Tested on Fedora 16, RHEL 6, RHEL 5, and Ubuntu 11.

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Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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