[rust-dev] prerelease tarball

Brian Anderson banderson at mozilla.com
Wed Jan 18 21:07:44 PST 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Graydon Hoare" <graydon at mozilla.com>
> To: rust-dev at mozilla.org
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:36:59 PM
> Subject: [rust-dev] prerelease tarball
> Hi,
> I have a certain amount of release-making machinery wired up now,
> such
> that by pushing to "distcheck-snap" on origin you will get a tarball
> and
> .exe uploaded (after a successful "make distcheck") to the dl host.
> So
> you get something like this:
> http://dl.rust-lang.org/dist/rust-prerelease.tar.gz
> I'd suggest not clicking on that link though -- the resulting tarball
> is
> over 100mb since it includes a complete snapshot of LLVM.
> Is this ... acceptable? I'm not really sure what to do about it. LLVM
> is
> too much of a moving target still and our relationship to it is not
> at
> all stable enough to make "use the system LLVM" terribly practical
> yet.
> Or so I believe. Am I correct?

The snapshot contains the llvm .git directory. Removing it reduces the tarball size by 90%.

More information about the Rust-dev mailing list