[GNC-dev] 'make' before 'make dist'?

Stephen M. Butler kg7je at arrl.net
Fri Nov 15 15:38:32 EST 2019

On 11/14/19 8:48 PM, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Nov 14, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Stephen M. Butler <kg7je at arrl.net> wrote:
>> <<snip>>
>> Doing a make ChangeLog did not do the trick.  And with gnc-vcs-info also
>> didn't do the trick.  Doing both back-to-back did do the trick.
>> Did a fresh cmake followed by ninja dist and got:  ninja: error: loading
>> 'build.ninja': No such file or directory
> To use ninja you have to tell cmake to use it with -G Ninja: https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building_On_Linux#Build_using_CMake_and_Ninja
> Regards,
> John Ralls

Aha!  Thanks John.

There were a large set of differences in the build directory between
cmake with and without -GNinja.  But, the resulting dist file had only a
timestamp difference:

diff -r MSRC/gnucash-3.7/po/gnucash.pot NSRC/gnucash-3.7/po/gnucash.pot
< "POT-Creation-Date: 2019-11-15 09:59-0800\n"
> "POT-Creation-Date: 2019-11-15 09:53-0800\n"

Both my machine and I are slow enough we just can't get both
cmake/make|ninja sequences done in the same minute!


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