Hi Milan, In this bug report  you asked me to test a patch for evolution-data-server 3.2. Unfortunately, I am having some trouble building the package from source. I started from my currently installed Arch Linux package, which builds out of the box. The package is built from this archive .
Then I cloned the git repo from here . It has the tag EVOLUTION_DATA_SERVER_3_2_2, which correspond to the archive version . I compared the tagged version with the archive, and found that there were several differences (modified ChangeLog and .sgml's and some missing files). After some poking around in the Makefiles I found that the archive seems to be generated from git using "make dist-xz". But if I run "git clean -qdfx && ./autogen.sh --enable-gtk-doc && make dist-xz", and I get the following error: make: *** No rule to make target `../../addressbook/libegdbus/libegdbus-book.la', needed by `libebook-1.2.la'. Stop. make: Leaving directory `/home/drizzd/src/evolution-data-server/addressbook/libebook' make: *** [distdir] Error 1 Note that without the git clean -qdfx, if I run autogen.sh for the second time, I get a lot of messages like "configure.ac:1568: required file `addressbook/libebook/Makefile.in' not found". But the files do exist. They were generated by the previous runs of autogen.sh. A cursory look at the build scripts did not reveal anything obvious. If I instead run "git clean -qdfx && ./autogen.sh && make" everything builds fine. But the build scripts won't let me create an archive without --enable-gtk-doc. And without an archive I cannot use the Arch Linux package build script. In order to be able to reproduce the bug and in the interest of time, I do not want to introduce too many changes to the Arch Linux build process other than the proposed patch itself. I should probably try to patch the archive directly instead. But it's such a waste that I cannot build directly from git. In my opinion, source archives should not be part of a complex build process that involves building the docs. The package maintainers should build the docs themselves, or pre-built docs should be made available for download, but without the source code. That way the maintainer has to make sure that the package actually builds directly from the unmodified source code straight out of git, and it would be much easier for users like me to debug and test the package. What do you think I should do? Best regards, Clemens  https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=661265  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/evolution-data-server/3.2/evolution-data-server-3.2.2.tar.xz  http://git.gnome.org/browse/evolution-data-server _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list email@example.com To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers