Dennis Kaarsemaker <den...@kaarsemaker.net> writes:

> b1de9de2 back in 2005 ensured that we could create a tarball with 'make
> dist' even if git wasn't installed yet. These days however, chances are
> higher that a git version is available. Add a config.mak knob to allow
> people to choose to use the installed version of git to create the
> tarball and avoid the overhead of building git-archive.

Thanks, but not interested.

We do not know what vintage of "git" happens to be installed on the
platform, but we know how "git archive" we ship with the source
ought to behave.

>
> Signed-off-by: Dennis Kaarsemaker <den...@kaarsemaker.net>
> ---
>  Makefile | 14 ++++++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index d96ecb7..3dabb75 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -378,6 +378,9 @@ all::
>  #
>  # to say "export LESS=FRX (and LV=-c) if the environment variable
>  # LESS (and LV) is not set, respectively".
> +#
> +# Define USE_INSTALLED_GIT_ARCHIVE if you don't want to build git-archive as
> +# part of 'make dist', but are happy to rely on a git version on you $PATH
>  
>  GIT-VERSION-FILE: FORCE
>       @$(SHELL_PATH) ./GIT-VERSION-GEN
> @@ -2423,8 +2426,15 @@ quick-install-html:
>  ### Maintainer's dist rules
>  
>  GIT_TARNAME = git-$(GIT_VERSION)
> -dist: git-archive$(X) configure
> -     ./git-archive --format=tar \
> +ifndef USE_INSTALLED_GIT_ARCHIVE
> +     GIT_ARCHIVE = ./git-archive$(X)
> +     GIT_ARCHIVE_DEP = git-archive$(X)
> +else
> +     GIT_ARCHIVE = git archive
> +     GIT_ARCHIVE_DEP =
> +endif
> +dist: $(GIT_ARCHIVE_DEP) configure
> +     $(GIT_ARCHIVE) --format=tar \
>               --prefix=$(GIT_TARNAME)/ HEAD^{tree} > $(GIT_TARNAME).tar
>       @mkdir -p $(GIT_TARNAME)
>       @cp configure $(GIT_TARNAME)

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