[FFmpeg-devel] [Patch] adding 'dist' rule to makefiles

Måns Rullgård mans
Tue Nov 13 01:38:45 CET 2007

"Ronald S. Bultje" <rsbultje at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi Diego,
> On Nov 12, 2007 6:35 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
>> > More interesting would be a co-implementation of make distcheck on top
>> > of this (only for the top-level dir, fairly easy).
>> I see 'make test' there already.  What is the difference?
> make test is more for a testsuite, make distcheck is more like a
> build-tester. They essentially have a different audience (and thus do
> completely different things, although in concept they are similar. Think
> like this: make test is for developers, make distcheck would be for
> packagers/distributors.

And the difference compared to simply running "make" would be what?

>> Heh, the last time around you claimed that your auto* version was
>> shorter than ours (quick reminder: it is not).
>> I'm all for automating things, but I think all of the advantages you
>> described are easier to achieve by a small shell script sitting outside
>> the FFmpeg source tree...
> Poke accepted, but here's one thing: if several ffmpeg "users", in this case
> not people writing media applications or such, but people trying to package
> ffmpeg, would like to see a make dist (and that seems to be the case), would
> it be allowed upstream (of course if it's clean etc.)?

You're just not getting it, are you?

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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