Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Jan Engelhardt
On Friday 2008-11-28 17:21, Bob Friesenhahn wrote: Since LZIP support has appeared apparently out of the blue (no prior discussion on this list), and Automake already had LZMA support, can someone please explain LZIP vs LZMA and why we now have at least two LZMA compressed targets? See

Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Bob Friesenhahn
On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote: I see that LZIP is GPL licensed and is pretty small, and with just one author. Sometimes, simplicity is the key. And I do not think that having exactly 1.0 authors makes a project insignificant. Actually I like the 1.0 authors since it makes the

Re: simple distcheck fails

2008-11-28 Thread Ralf Wildenhues
Hello Jan, * Jan Engelhardt wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 02:06:57PM CET: `make distcheck` from an obj dir fails, e.g. 14:04 yaguchi:/dev/shm/test l total 256 drwxr-xr-x 2 jengelh users260 Nov 28 14:04 . drwxrwxrwt 4 rootroot 80 Nov 28 14:01 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 jengelh users

Re: Helper script noinst_SCRIPTS

2008-11-28 Thread Ralf Wildenhues
Hi Dmitry, * Dmitry V. Krivenok wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 09:40:09AM CET: I have a helper script in tests subdirectory of my project. This script is used ONLY for tests (make check). So, it should be distributed. I added the following lines dist_bin_SCRIPTS = fds_by_process.sh

Re: automake branch management

2008-11-28 Thread Ralf Wildenhues
Hello Jan, all, [ This discussion started off-list (see below for discussion of that topic, too ;-). I'm quoting generously so that all context should be available ] * Jan Engelhardt wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 12:19:45PM CET: On Friday 2008-11-28 06:28, Ralf Wildenhues wrote: First

Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Jan Engelhardt
On Friday 2008-11-28 19:38, Bob Friesenhahn wrote: On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote: It was my impression that Automake adopted LZMA utils without fully evaluating the impact. My own package is now distributing .lzma packages. It's only great until something better comes up :)

Re: missing help2man

2008-11-28 Thread Ralf Wildenhues
* Werner LEMBERG wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 07:18:46AM CET: Anyway, maintainer-mode isn't very interesting; few packages use it. The more important question is what to do in non-maintainer mode, where (it seems to me) exactly the same problem will occur. For instance, in GNU Hello

Re: simple distcheck fails

2008-11-28 Thread Jan Engelhardt
On Friday 2008-11-28 20:05, Ralf Wildenhues wrote: 14:04 yaguchi:../test/obj make distcheck V=2 [...] make[1]: Entering directory `/dev/shm/test/obj/foo-0/_build' depbase=`echo foo.o | sed 's|[^/]*$|.deps/|;s|\.o$||'`;\ gcc -DPACKAGE_NAME=\foo\ -DPACKAGE_TARNAME=\foo\

Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Bob Friesenhahn
On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote: On Friday 2008-11-28 19:38, Bob Friesenhahn wrote: On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote: It was my impression that Automake adopted LZMA utils without fully evaluating the impact. My own package is now distributing .lzma packages. It's only

Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Jan Engelhardt
On Friday 2008-11-28 21:37, Bob Friesenhahn wrote: If an archive format was ever offered before, the feeling is that it must continue to be offered for the rest of time. *sigh* well, everybody is entitled to do his own liking and if that's providing all formats just because. Currently

Re: lzip support

2008-11-28 Thread Bob Friesenhahn
On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote: Currently Automake does not seem to allow disabling gzip support. no-dist-gzip? What I was saying: you do not have to run make dist. If that works, then I was unaware of it. Initially there would be a warning, and after a couple of years, Woha,

Re: missing help2man

2008-11-28 Thread Werner LEMBERG
Anyway, maintainer-mode isn't very interesting; few packages use it. The more important question is what to do in non-maintainer mode, where (it seems to me) exactly the same problem will occur. For instance, in GNU Hello (well, except that has only one man page) or coreutils. Well, if

Re: missing help2man

2008-11-28 Thread Karl Berry
Check that none of the man pages contain the error message. If any do, error out with a descriptive message. Ok, sounds good. We could also move such a check into 'distcheck'. That way 'dist' could still work if you don't have help2man, only 'distcheck' wouldn't. I think it