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

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jun 14 11:34:32 CDT 2013

On Fri, 14 Jun 2013, Satish Balay wrote:

> 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

That should be: bin/maint/builddist $PETSC_DIR knepley/pylith

nd looks like I need to fixup the script to convert knepley/pylith to
knepley-pylith [otherwise the script will attempt to generate
~/petsc-knepley/pylith.tar.gz :(


> > 
> > 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
> tree.
> > 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.
> Satish

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