[xiphos-devel] why produce tar files?

Caleb Maclennan caleb at alerque.com
Sun May 10 23:23:08 MST 2020

Because the Git generated archive of the raw repository contents is not the
same contents as the generated source packages. Specifically the former has
no information about what version it is. The two ways to get this
information are to have git history (i.e. you can use a clone of the
repository to build) or to have a source build that has this generated
information present (i.e. our generated version specific tarballs that have
the relevant information cached inside).

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 5:41 PM Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:

> github release process automatically produces tarfiles, zip and tar.gz.
> Yet our release machinery also produces tarfiles, tar.gz and tar.xz.
> Why?
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