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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: [1.5.0] Punted for today :(
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:14:53 GMT

On Oct 4, 2013, at 14:01 , Noah Slater <> wrote:

> "Our PITA build system doesn't correctly understand how to package fauxton"
> The problem is that new files have been added and Autotools hasn't been
> told what to do with them.
> We should be getting in the habit of checking the CI server Jan set up,
> which will flag these errors. This is useful for a devs who are adding new
> features and who want to check if the build is broken, and for release
> managers.
> In fact, for devs, if you're adding new files, or moving files around, I
> would recommend a quick "./bootstrap && ./configure --disable-tests &&
> distcheck" before you commit. This will flag any problems, or bits you've
> forgotten to wire up to the build.

I have an eye on CI that `make distcheck` succeeds and they are all green,
e.g. `make distcheck` doesn’t flag missing files like ``.

We don’t yet run `` automatically, but I plan to add that
ASAP, so we find these packaging issues right away.

Thanks for all the other pointers, I’ll chug through them on the course
of the day.

Also, completely forgot about --disable-tests. So good, thanks! :)


> For the release procedure, we should have a step that reminds the RM to
> check the CI server. I thought I had added this already, but a quick check
> shows that I haven't. (And in fact, the whole Timetable section is dated
> and needs to go.)
> Only in /tmp/ erlang-version.escript
> This file is is not in the at all, so Autotools will completely
> ignore it.
> The line it needs adding to is:
>    if WINDOWS
>    bin_SCRIPTS = couchdb.bat
>    else
>    bin_SCRIPTS = couchdb couch-config
>    endif
> If this is a *nix thing only, then add it to the last line. If it works on
> Windows, add it to both.
> Only in /tmp/
> pagination.rst
> This needs adding to share/doc/build/ See the html_files and
> src_files variables.
> Only in /tmp/ plugins.html
> This needs adding to share/ See the nobase_dist_localdata_DATA
> variable.
> Only in /tmp/
> These need adding to an EXTRA_DIST, or something similar.
> Only in /tmp/ couchjs-node
> This one is a little more complex.
> Edit, src/ and add this dir to the SUBDIRS variable.
> Now take one of the files,
> like src/couch_dbupdates/, and copy it to the couchjs-node dir.
> Then modify it to suit the contents of that dir. Shout if you need help
> with this.
> Once you've done that, edit, and tell it about the new
> by adding this line:
> AC_CONFIG_FILES([src/couchjs-node/Makefile])
> (Make sure to add it in the correct location, and sorted alphabetically.)
> Only in /tmp/ fauxton
> This one is surprisingly easy for now, as we're bodging it for the time
> being. Just edit share/ and add all of the files under the
> fauxton dir to the nobase_dist_localdata_DATA variable.
> Once all of these things have been done, test with:
> ./bootstrap && ./configure --disable-tests && make distcheck
> -- 
> Noah Slater

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