[AG-TECH] AG 2.4 source

Christoph Willing willing at itee.uq.edu.au
Mon Oct 10 05:46:03 CDT 2005

On 10/10/2005, at 5:35 PM, Steve Smith wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a clean source tarball for AG2.4?  The ones on the site all
> ship with binaries which messes with the build process.  Failing  
> that is
> there a 2.4 branch in CVS (doesn't look like it)?


The 2.4 branch is cunningly disguised as r_2_3_final.

A fresh source tree is pulled in by packaging/BuildSnapshot.py, which  
now has a -t (--tag) option to specify the desired CVS tag. After  
that, insert a packaging/linux/debian directory  and run packaging/ 
BuildSnapshot.py with the --no-checkout option to build from your new  
tree. When the packaging/linux/debian/* files are complete (i.e.  
correctly build the package),  they could go into CVS. Using the  
BuildSnapshot.py mechanism takes a bit of work to set up (adapt  
fedora, gentoo or slackware directories), but really saves time in  
the long run; as changes are made to CVS, new snapshots and point  
releases become trivial (sort of, mostly, sometimes,...).


Christoph Willing                           +61 7 3365 8350
QPSF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland

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