doxygen help (xserver won't make dist due to missing hw/dmx/doc/html/main.html)

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Tue Mar 29 09:40:00 PDT 2011

On Mar 29, 2011, at 06:13, Gaetan Nadon wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 23:29 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> As a followup, it seems that my 'make dist' in recent 1.9.x releases
>> was actually not rebuilding hw/dmx/doc/html but using an existing
>> version built back in October.  I'm only noticing this now because I
>> did a new checkout for 1.10 and thus don't have the old files.
> make distclean will remove the generated html files.

so it does... I was just relying on 'make clean && git clean -fx' which actually left them.

>> My guess is that older doxygen build main.html, and newer ones build
>> index.html, so I'm just updating EXTRA_DIST with the updated list of
>> generated files and will use that... expect 1.10.1 RC1 tomorrow.
>> Sorry for the delay.
> If what you suspect is correct, someone else will have the same problem
> with the new list in EXTRA_DIST. There is no guarantee that the list of
> generated files will remain the same over time. I have been advocating
> not to include these generated files in the tarball. I have not seen
> evidence that any distro is missing doxygen to build these files. The
> time and effort spent to maintain this is disproportionate with the
> benefits (I suspect none) it brings.

I agree that it shouldn't be included, and this extra headache might just be enough to convince others... if you propose a patch to remove them from EXTRA_FILES, I'll review/ack it.

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