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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH-v5.5 1/5] minor updates and changes to the INSTALL file



On 04/10/2013 05:29 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
On 04/09/2013 03:18 PM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
Signed-off-by: Gene Czarcinski <gene czarc net>
---
  INSTALL | 15 +++++++++++++--
  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 1373bc5..c9b29cf 100644
--- a/INSTALL
+++ b/INSTALL
@@ -10,9 +10,20 @@ To install the software into /usr/local (usually), you can do:
python setup.py install -To build an RPM, you can run:
+To build a basic distribution tarball run:
- python setup.py run
+    python setup.py sdist
+
+The output of sdist is placed in the ./dist/ directory
+
+This tarball can be used as the source for a separate directory tree or
+can be used to create RPMs:
+
+    rpmbuild  -ta  --clear  <tarball_produceed_by_sdist>
+
+To build 'binary' RPMs, you can run:
+
+    python setup.py rpm
setup.py generally has all the build and install commands, for more info see:
Why document two ways of creating an RPM? I'd like the INSTALL file to be as
simple as possible, and aimed not at developers but people installing from
source. For those needs I don't see why people would want to generate a
tarball, and if they want that they can figure it out with python setup.py
--help-commands as already documented.

I'll take a patch for the 'binary' clarification and and the 'python setup.py
run' typo though.
IMHO and YMMV but I believe that git clones of the virt-manager repository are more likely to be used by "developer class" users rather than user-users. In any case, I thought that erring on the side of a bit more info rather than less info was appropriate.

Regardless, this INSTALL file is missing the information promised in the autobuild.sh file. Since I lack good knowledge of just what that information should be, I could not provide it. Therefore, either update INSTALL or delete the reference in autobuild.sh


Gene


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