[ipxe-devel] does not clean config/local

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 16:43:37 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 16:13:54 Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 04:14:40PM +0000, Michael Brown wrote:
> > On Wednesday 16 Mar 2011 14:41:49 Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > make veryclean does not clean up config/local/*. The files are already
> > > properly ignored.
> >
> > config/local/*.h contain local configuration changes made by the user. 
> > Why do you want them to be deleted by a "make veryclean" (which is
> > intended to remove binaries and other autogenerated files)?
> Because I'm creating packages and need a way to remove all generated
> stuff.

I would suggest using a tarball downloaded from http://git.ipxe.org, rather 
than generating one from your local working directory.  Even for non-tagged 
git revisions, you can obtain a tarball from a stable URL such as


This will give you a guaranteed pristine source tarball, which I think is what 
you want for package creation.  (I haven't created Debian packages, but it's 
certainly what I would want if I were creating RPMs.)


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