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

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Tue Nov 13 03:06:11 CET 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 7:50 PM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:

> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > 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.)?
> I repeat, packagers are using already other means to create snapshots,
> usually simpler and based on the scm they like...

I've repeated several times now that the scm snapshot may not be exactly
what you want to ship in a tarball, and that is true for ffmpeg as well. I
ship ffmpeg (with elaborate workarounds, like creating a whole auto* toolset
around it), I would know, right?

So, third time, given that users (packagers) of ffmpeg - even though they
are indeed currently able to build tarballs with elaborate workarounds -
would like a make dist (and related), could it go in?

(Sorry to have to make this point, but if it was really that easy with
current tools / setup, don't you think ffmpeg would be making releases? And
now dare answer this instead of bullshit around.)


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