On Saturday 23 June 2007 05:56, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 01:12:06PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >>> Is this script in CVS somewhere? I know it's not in the main backend
> >>> repo.
> >>
> >> Most of what these scripts have done in the past has been systematized
> >> and folded into the "make dist" target in the mean time, and AFAICT, we
> >> could integrate the documentation preparation as well, now that it
> >> works automatically in a reliable fashion.  That would reduce the
> >> answer to the original question to something like
> >>
> >> ./configure
> >> make dist[check]
> >
> > If we can do that, that makes it even better. But is it something we can
> > reasonably backpatch? Otherwise we still need both documentation and
> > scripts to deal with back branches.
> Marc, how's this coming? We still need this documented somewhere, if
> it's not being put into CVS. And documenting what it is could be a good
> starting point for somebody else to put it into the Makefile, if you
> don't have the time to work on that part yourself.
> But not having it documented *or* in the Makefile just sucks...

And while we're talking about things that suck wrt packaging, I noticed it's 
now been over a year since I first complained about the stable snapshots in 
our ftp directory being outdated 
(http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/stable_snapshot/), if no one is going to fix 
that, can we remove them? 

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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