[ipxe-devel] does not clean config/local

Piotr Jaroszyński p.jaroszynski at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 16:46:15 UTC 2011

On 16 March 2011 17:43, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
>  http://git.ipxe.org/ipxe.git/snapshot/d0eb4e5.tar.bz2
> 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.)

Or if you have the git repo anyway:

$ git archive d0eb4e5 --prefix ipxe-d0eb4e5/ -o ipxe-d0eb4e5.tar

Best Regards
Piotr Jaroszyński

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