Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] 0.99.4 packaging fails on Windows
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:22:59 -0800
Ulf Lamping wrote:
> The automated buildbot does the following to ensure all files are in the 
> source tarball for a *unix* build (see the Ubuntu buildbot at 
> http://buildbot.wireshark.org/trunk/):
> - "dist" creates a tarball (the same way as the one that you'll get at 
> the release) - using all the autofoo magic
> - "distcheck" then tries to build a Wireshark instance from this tarball
> 
> This way the buildbot makes sure that the tarball get's all the files 
> needed to do a Unix build - but not a Windows build :-(
> 
> The problem here is, that we currently don't have any build procedure to 
> build the windows source tarball (as there's simply no such thing as a 
> Windows source tarball existing - and also not desirable).

It's also possible for distcheck to miss things on the Unix side:
http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/200608/msg00243.html

It might be possible to configure the Windows builder to download
tarballs and try to build them.  I'll take a look.