[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Avoid generation failure when .git/ directory is missing

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Aug 22 21:11:02 CEST 2011

Le lundi 22 août 2011 21:52:53 Gilles Sabourin, vous avez écrit :
> Hi,
> I recently tried to extract vlc sources, and I have made a source tarball
> without .git repository subdirectory. vlc compilation have stopped shortly
> when invoking git --git-dir="$(top_srcdir)/.git/" command in src/Makefile.
> I tried the alternative to keep .git repository into source tarball, but
> now the source rpm file weights up to 190 MB. This patch try to bring a
> solution to this problem for packagers when 1.2 official release will be
> out.

I don't see the problem. The code already checks for git-describe failures.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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