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Re: creating an orig.tar.gz from a CVS

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 10:43:34PM +0100, Jerome BENOIT wrote:

> In short, I have to do it by hand.

Tarballs are usually created by upstream when making a release.

There are a variety of build system (autotools, CMake, etc) that provide
a standard way to prepare a release tarball: if your upstream uses one
of those, you can usually follow the same steps to create a CVS snapshot,
taking care to choose a sensible version number.

If upstream uses no such standardized build system, they probably have
rolled their own script to prepare a release. Again, use the same steps
to build your snapshot.

So, in short: since it depends a lot on what upstream’s habits are, your
best bet is simply asking them.

Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org>
Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.

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