[petsc-dev] making tarball of knepley/pylith branch

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jun 14 11:25:43 CDT 2013

On Thu, 13 Jun 2013, Brad Aagaard wrote:

> In the past I have used the nightly tarball of petsc for our PyLith releases.
> Matt created a knepley/pylith branch that we now use with PyLith. I want to
> create a tarball analogous to the nightly tarball for the knepley/pylith
> branch for our upcoming PyLith release.

you could do: bin/maint/builddist knepley/pylith
> I found the builddist script in $PETSC_DIR/bin/maint but it seems to mess with
> my current repo (cleaning, etc) and wants to configure with matlab enabled.
> Should I make a clean clone for building the tarball?

Yes I spin tarballs form a separate/clean repo.

Since the script was written to not add in superflus stuff into
release tarballs - it attempts to do a thorough 'clean' of the build

> What is the recommended
> procedure for customizing the configure options in builddist (the cleaning
> removes any changes I make) so that I get a tarball but don't need extra
> packages like matlab and c2html?

Hm - I don't think its possible to switch that off from configure
[without some modifications]

I can spin a nightly tarball for knepley/pylith and place it at the
petsc ftp site - if that would be useful.


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