Since new packages are not publicly available, I'm only
announcing on debian-devel. I forgot to announce dist-3.60-1, so
this is the first announcement I am making, I am appending the
description field in the control file.
DESCRIPTION: Tools for developing, maintaining and distributing software.
The dist package is a set of tools meant to ease the construction and
maintenance of portable software.
The first component is the Configure script generator, metaconfig,
which automatically builds the Configure script from your
sources. Ideally, the end-user receiving your source code will simply
have to read your README file, run the Configure script (which is
self-documented), and then run make.
The second component is the Makefile.SH generator, which is a generic
configured Makefile, reusing some of the information figured out by
Configure, and a generic Jmakefile description.
The third component is the RCS aware package generator, which is used
when it's time to build up the shell archives used to distribute your
The fourth and latest component is the patch generator, used to make
updates of your sources, which can later be applied on the original
distribution by using the patch program.
Date: 12 Dec 95 06:39 UT
dist: Tools for developing, maintaining and distributing software.
* Installed debian.README under /usr/doc/c2man
* Added to the dist target in debian.rules
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 457069 Dec 12 01:39 dist-3.60-2.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4676 Dec 12 01:39 dist-3.60-2.diff.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 459175 Dec 12 01:39 dist-3.60-2.deb
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