[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/2] meson: generate the autotools distribution files

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 4 01:20:42 UTC 2019

On 16/8/19 9:55 am, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> For cross-compatibility with autotools, a dist tarball created from
> either meson or autotools should have everything needed to build with
> either build system. This ensures that all the files which "make dist"
> would make available, are available.
> In order for this to work, autogen.sh needs to know how to enter the
> dist working directory, and fail if it cannot successfully cd or run
> autoreconf. (It's fine if patch fails because the patch was already
> applied.)

I don't think this is necessary.   The transition is from autotools to
meson.  We need to distribute meson files with autotools until a point
comes where we swap to meson.  Meson tarballs do not need to distribute
autotools files.


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