Re: Remove distprep

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(at)eisentraut(dot)org>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Remove distprep
Date: 2023-11-21 21:41:26
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On 2023-11-21 Tu 13:23, Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org> writes:
>> Hmm, do we still need to have README.git as a separate file from README?
>> Also, looking at README, I see it refers to the INSTALL file in the
>> root, but that doesn't exist. "make -C doc/src/sgml INSTALL" creates
>> it, but it's not copied to the root directory. Do we need some fixup
>> for that?
> Yeah, we clearly need to rethink this area if the plan is that tarballs
> will be pristine git pulls. I think we want just README at the top
> level, and I propose we give up on the text INSTALL file altogether
> (thereby removing a documentation build gotcha that catches people
> every so often). I propose that in 2023 it ought to be sufficient
> for the README file to point at build instructions on the web.




Andrew Dunstan

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