[postgis-devel] Separate regress package

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Thu Dec 15 06:34:53 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: postgis-devel-bounces at postgis.refractions.net [mailto:postgis-devel-
> bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of strk at refractions.net
> Sent: 14 December 2005 15:28
> To: postgis-devel at postgis.refractions.net
> Cc: Paul Ramsey
> Subject: [postgis-devel] Separate regress package
> Starting from version 1.1.0 PostGIS will be released in
> two separate packages:
> 	postgis-VERSION.tar.gz
> 	postgis-regress-VERSION.tar.gz
> This is to reduce package size.
> Regress package is still bound to a single release to simplify
> things, but this might change in the future.
> Concerns ?
> --strk;

Hi everyone,

I think I'd like to see the regression tests included as part of a single
distribution .tar.gz mainly for the following reasons:

	1) We should encourage people compiling from source on different
platforms to run the regression tests as part of a default install.
	This would be particularly handy on platforms requiring memory
	Alignment etc. and would help increase the stability of PostGIS.

	2) I don't remember seeing many complaints about the download size
	being too large.

	3) Downstream packagers can always use produce different RPM sets


	to avoid the large downloads for users who just want the basics.

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