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Item4467: fixing things to build 4.2.0-alpha1

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-- TWiki:Main/SvenDowideit - 20 Aug 2007

Sven. Please see Item3478

It is best to keep DEPENDENCIES there.

When I built TWiki releases recently I simply changed my working directory to lib and called the build with a full path. That was a hack because I was not smart enough to fix the build contrib. But you are wink

It is a hell to create an intelligent way for configure to figure out where the tools directory is. Some users had placed it in a very unpredictable place. Since we moved DEPENDENCIES to the lib directory we have not had a single problem reported with it so we should keep it there.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 20 Aug 2007

ok, your reason for doing it makes sense, what does not (i think) is to have the MANIFEST file in a different place from the DEPENDENCIES file.

(when I moved the MANIFEST to lib, and ran ../tools/build.pl from lib, it seems to work - from here its a question of consistency i guess.)

I would like to hear CC's opinion on this too - as I note he didn't say anything in Item3478

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 21 Aug 2007

I really, really prefer all of MANIFEST, DEPENDENCIES and build.pl to be under:


so I can come along later and create


.... if you get my drift. The advantages would be:

  • Ability to build different TWikiFors
  • Consistency with all other uses of BuildContrib

Failing that, I'd prefer to see MANIFEST and DEPENDENCIES co-located, but I don't feel strongly about where that location is.


ok, for 4.2.0 I'll move the MANIFEST to lib, and then make the build process be

  • cd twiki/lib
  • perl ../tools/build.pl release -auto

and I'll make a second Bug Item Item4475 for 4.2.x / 4.3 / 5.0 to move it to a contrib.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 21 Aug 2007

I've been building alpha's nightly from a cronjob for weeks now... they end up in http://distributedINFORMATION.com/TWikiBuilds/

-- -- SvenDowideit - 15 Sep 2007

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