Conversion from CVS snapshot to released tarball?

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From: Andrew Ferrier <andrew new-destiny co uk>
To: dia-list gnome org
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:26:37 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Conversion from CVS snapshot to released tarball?

I have a question which is probably either very simple or quite

How does the CVS snapshot of dia get converted to the the
released tarballs? Their file structure is somewhat different
in places, and I'm assuming there must be some automated
process for this, probably to do with the whole
automake/autoconf thing.

The reason I ask is that I'm trying to figure out how to access
the AUTHORS file at runtime. Currently, if I do 'make install'
on a CVS snapshot, the AUTHORS file does not get installed
anywhere. The current Debian package for 0.90 (I use Debian
testing/unstable) installs AUTHORS in
/usr/share/doc/dia-common/AUTHORS, but then this is the
standard Debian location for all such things, so don't know if
this is a useful observation anyway.

This was a problem that also exhibited itself yesterday, when I
was trying to write the Gnome 2 about box patch, accessing
dia-logo.png. This doesn't seem to be installed by default
either, and I had to copy it to /usr/local/share/dia, which is
where Dia appeared to be looking for it (according to the
terminal error message). So in this case I fixed it manually.
But I don't know whether AUTHORS will get installed in the
final release version of Dia or not, and if so where, and how
to get Dia to find the right location.

Can someone clarify all this for me a bit?


Andrew Ferrier

email:         andrew new-destiny co uk

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