Packaging Guidelines - creating tarball from VCS with script

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Mon May 14 20:27:35 UTC 2012

On 2012-05-14 17:22, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> I personally prefer to have the checkout instructions in comments.

The big drawback of that is that if they're just in comments, they're
not a prerequisite for creating the shipped tarball, and they will
bitrot sooner or later.  Using macros in them is one way to avoid some
cases of bitrot, but it's plain annoying because they need to be
expanded by hand before copy-pasting the commands.

Always creating and using an external script to create the tarball
doesn't suffer from this problem.

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