Commit 1a71dc49 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* admin/make-tarball.txt: Misc updates.

parent f3dd02ea
......@@ -4,7 +4,8 @@ Instructions to create pretest or release tarballs.
For each step, check for possible errors.
1. cvs -q update -Pd
1. `bzr update' (for a bound branch), or `bzr pull'.
bzr status # check for locally modified files
2. Bootstrap to make 100% sure all elc files are up-to-date, and to
make sure that the later tagged version will bootstrap, should it be
......@@ -27,24 +28,23 @@ For each step, check for possible errors.
refer to a newer release of Emacs. (This is probably needed only
when preparing a major Emacs release, or branching for it.)
5. rm configure; autoconf
5. rm configure src/config.in; autoconf; autoheader
make bootstrap
6. Commit configure, README, doc/emacs/emacs.texi,
doc/lispref/elisp.texi, etc/AUTHORS, src/emacs.c, nt/emacs.rc,
and lisp/cus-edit.el (if modified). Copy lisp/loaddefs.el to
lisp/ldefs-boot.el and commit lisp/ldefs-boot.el. For a release,
also commit the ChangeLog files in all directories.
6. Commit configure, src/config.in, etc/AUTHORS, all the files changed
by M-x set-version, and lisp/cus-edit.el (if modified).
Copy lisp/loaddefs.el to lisp/ldefs-boot.el and commit lisp/ldefs-boot.el.
For a release, also commit the ChangeLog files in all directories.
7. make-dist --snapshot. Check the contents of the new tar with
admin/diff-tar-files against an older tar file. Some old pretest
tarballs are kept under fencepost.gnu.org:~pot/emacs-pretest/, while
old emacs tarballs are at <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/>.
tarballs may be found at <ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest>;
old release tarballs are at <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/>.
If this is the first pretest of a major release, just comparing
with the previous release may overlook many new files. You can try
something like `find -f | grep -v CVS...etc' in a clean CVS tree,
and compare the results against the new tar contents.
something like `find . | sort' in a clean bzr tree, and compare the
results against the new tar contents.
8. xdelta delta emacs-OLD.tar.gz emacs-NEW.tar.gz emacs-OLD-NEW.xdelta
......@@ -108,5 +108,3 @@ For each step, check for possible errors.
For a release, announce it on info-gnu@gnu.org,
info-gnu-emacs@gnu.org, and emacs-devel.
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