Bug 13739 - Obsolete distribution-building support
Summary: Obsolete distribution-building support
Alias: None
Product: glibc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libc (show other bugs)
Version: 2.15
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andreas Jaeger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-24 02:12 UTC by Joseph Myers
Modified: 2014-06-26 15:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last reconfirmed:
fweimer: security-


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Description Joseph Myers 2012-02-24 02:12:38 UTC
"make dist" now works through git.  But lots of makefile still set a "distribute" variable, which as far as I can tell isn't used anywhere.  manual/Makefile has additional special support for building a documentation-only distribution, which I think is also bitrotten and obsolete (I guess it's really a relic of smaller disk sizes, when people may have wanted smaller distributions for particular little pieces of packages).

These settings and extra rules in manual/Makefile should be removed.
Comment 1 Joseph Myers 2012-03-07 12:55:48 UTC
Remaining after commit a4300c7a4d65e24a4a0215460c063ea9c7b4605a: one setting in sysdeps/s390/s390-64/Makefile, plus the special support in manual/Makefile for doc-only distributions.
Comment 2 Andreas Jaeger 2012-04-21 19:05:07 UTC
commit 7c0616faf51743a7218cf64a2e81bfc977c73a05 removes the s390-64 remains.

A patch for the manual has been sent to the libc-alpha list.
Comment 3 Andreas Jaeger 2012-04-23 18:52:02 UTC
Manual building support is now removed as well, therefore this bug is fixed.