On 13/10/2021, Zack Weinberg <z...@owlfolio.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, at 11:54 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Oct 2021, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>>>
>>> Looks like some kind of problem with automatic ChangeLog generation?
>>
>> To me this appears to be the result of skipping an important step in
>> what should be the process.  It seems that there should be a
>> requirement that 'make distcheck' succeed prior to a commit.  Then
>> this issue would not have happened.
>
> Well, yes, but how do I _fix_ it? :-)
>
> <.< I _may_ be investigating the possibility of setting up CI for automake
> so that problems like this are at least noticed in a timely fashion.  But if
> the tree is broken to begin with, it's troublesome...

I think this happened because your CI system has done a shallow clone.
So the changelog generation failed because the git log is incomplete.

I have no trouble running "make dist" from a normal git checkout.

Cheers,
  Nick

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