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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Source files not being copied into {jakarta.home}build/tomcat/src/
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2000 22:37:43 GMT
Stefán F. Stefánsson wrote:

> Hi... this is more of a pointer than a bug...
> Isn't it true that in earlier releases of Tomcat 3.2 the source files
> got copied to the src directory when you performed build?
> This doesn't happen now when you run build...  it does however happen
> when you run build dist...
> Is this intentional or a slip?

I would view this as intentional.

The idea of the default build target is simply to create a Tomcat that can be
executed.  As such, minimum turnaround time is important, and (since you're
doing a build) you already have access to the source code :-).

The "dist" target, on the other hand, is used to create a "distribution"
format, which (by convention) includes the source code.

> Regards, Stefan.

Craig McClanahan

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