Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#258 closed enhancement (fixed)

Should 'make dist' generate an MD5 file automatically?

Reported by: Jari Häkkinen Owned by: Peter Johansson
Priority: trivial Milestone: svndigest 0.7
Component: build Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Peter Johansson

If automake provides a dist-local variable this no-brainer..

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Peter Johansson

Priority: majortrivial

Automake does not provide a dist-local, and then I am not convinced it is a great idea to hack around autotools.

We could add a md5 tag using two-liner like

md5: dist
  md5sum $(distsir).tar.gz > $(distdir).tar.gz.MD5

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Peter Johansson

I think one should use distcheck to make a dist and it would allow a distcheck-hook creating a md5 file.

From the Automake documentation

If the distcheck-hook rule is defined in your top-level Makefile.am, then it will be invoked by distcheck after the new distribution has been unpacked, but before the unpacked copy is configured and built. Your distcheck-hook can do almost anything, though as always caution is advised. Generally this hook is used to check for potential distribution errors not caught by the standard mechanism.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Peter Johansson

Here is the blurp with newlines

If the distcheck-hook rule is defined in your top-level Makefile.am, then it will be 
invoked by distcheck after the new distribution has been unpacked, but before the 
unpacked copy is configured and built. Your distcheck-hook can do almost anything, 
though as always caution is advised. Generally this hook is used to check for potential
distribution errors not caught by the standard mechanism.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by Peter Johansson

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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