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From Christopher Lenz <>
Subject Re: KEYS file in distribution
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:40:59 GMT
On 18.03.2008, at 15:50, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> source distributions should be identical to the contents of version  
> control
> when the release is cut.

Where does this rule come from?

I wonder because with CouchDB, source tarballs are created through the  
GNU-Autotools based build process, rather than being a raw `svn  
export` of the release tag. We don't keep the auto*-generated  
configure/make files in the repository (they are generated files after  
all), but do include them in source tarballs to limit build-time  
dependencies and make the build process easier for the user.

I guess we could start checking in the generating build files into SVN  
if that's required. But maybe you can back that statement up a bit  
before we do so?

Christopher Lenz
   cmlenz at

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