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Re: Ouput directory other than source directory

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 02:28:57PM +0200, barbier@imacs.polytechnique.fr wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Darko Krizic wrote:
> > > The Debian web site currently uses "make install" to copy all the *.html
> > > files etc. to a different directory.  Two reasons that I can think of are:
> > 
> > I "wmk" the pages on one machine and copy the files using "sitecopy -u bsb"
> > with the WebDAV protocol to a WebDAV-enabled Apache (Apache + mod_dav). In
> > ./.sitecopyrc I can specify rules what files to exclude like *.wml,
> > Makefile, .wmlrc, .wmkrc.
> > 
> > I think this is the most elegant solution.
> Ok, building and mirroring is something i understand. But could someone
> explain the benefits of putting output files in a different directory than
> the source file (that's what the subject means).
Using excludes works well when you are the one doing the mirroring.
In a large project like Debian (over 500 developers and 15 mirrors
of the web site), you can't rely on people doing what you want.
The .html was put in a separate directory so when mirroring
they'd only get what they need.

Jay Treacy
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