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Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: simple script to pulltogether a very small (<500k) tar file

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: simple script to pulltogether a very small (<500k) tar file
Date: 2007-10-30 23:44:07
Message-ID: 20071030234407.GC2723@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 00:10:27 +0100
> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> 
> > Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > > Actually, that's why I only put the script in tools, and didn't
> > > modify anything else ... I didn't figure anyone would object to it
> > > being added in there, since, unlike the contrib stuff, it isn't
> > > actually tied anywhere in the build infrastructure :(
> > 
> > Sure, but people who run security scanners over source archives, for 
> > example, will notice it and will not know how it is tied in.
> 
> Marc has already stated that he is o.k. with removing the offending
> code. Instead of flogging him, how about we just remove the code and
> mark it up for over zealousness.

I totally agree with the goal of removing split-dist.  My vote goes for
taking the solution of removing the script, and introducing, in the
proper timing (i.e. during development, not late beta), a proper
solution (probably one involving a Make rule, similar to "make dist").

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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