[coreboot] [PATCH] flashrom: Make packagers happy

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Jun 12 14:27:13 CEST 2009



On 05.06.2009 21:28, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 30.05.2009 16:30, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> Two new targets:
>> make export
>> make tarball
>> Both preserve svn revisions and the exported tree does not depend on
>> subversion in any way or shape.
>> Signed-off-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>
> We need this for five reasons:
> 1. Packagers currently have to patch flashrom source to compile it on
> systems without subversion. We should make it easier for them.
> 2. Snapshot tarballs currently have a .svn 1.5 directory included but
> this will cause errors for users with older svn 1.4. Not requiring
> subversion for snapshot compilation is best.
> 3. Since packagers seldom the svn revision in their fixup patches, some
> packages out there have incorrect or no revision, only major version
> numbers.
> 4. Releasing a new version of flashrom needs too many changes to the
> makefile which have to be reverted instantly after the release. That is
> unnecessary churn.
> 5. Making a release is easy with the change. Update the major version,
> then run "make tarball".
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel


More information about the coreboot mailing list