[Zope3-dev] RFE: Ignore .svn directories when doing a Zope3 "make install"

Craeg Strong cstrong at arielpartners.com
Sun Feb 5 17:15:40 EST 2006


I would like to request a small enhancement to the installation scripts 
for Zope 3.
I believe it is easy to do, but not being familiar with the packaging 
machinery, I could not figure out how to do it quickly.

Like many Zope3 developers, I download a new Zope3 tarball and do the 
standard dance:

make check
make install

However, we have the convention that *all* third party tools and 
libraries (of which Zope is one) should be stored in a thirdparty 
repository under version control.  This ensures repeatability of builds 
in our environment.

The problem is that placing Zope-3.2.0 under version control creates 
".svn" subdirectories all over the place (or "CVS" subdirectories in the 
case of CVS).  The installation script which is invoked when you type 
"make install" apparently does a recursive copy for directories such as 
"bin", "zopeskel", etc. and you end up copying the .svn subdirectories over.

Is there a way to provide an ignore pattern for the installation scripts?

If someone can point me in the right direction to get started, I can 
provide a patch.

Thanks in advance,


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