update-website.mk make script ready

Anderson Lizardo lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Aug 10 16:24:36 PDT 2004

Hi guys,

Finally, update-website.mk is working fine. It only recreates the files whose 
dependencies were modified, or that were removed. This way, only the actual 
changed files are rsynced.

The overall "usual" update process (e.g. after a news item is added) is pretty 
quick, and actually what is slowing down it a lot is the hints tarball 
creation and other patches/hints-related stuff (which should be moved to 
their respective post-commit scripts as soon as our post-commit script is 

I've already created a small hook script, located 
at /home/lizardo/scripts/update-website-hook.sh, that will be called by 
subversion right after a commit. This script will be moved to a more standard 
location (possibly /usr/bin) after the tests.

There is also a property attached to the repository's root dir, called 
"targetdir", which should be used to setup where the rendered website tree is 
located. I was not sure where to attach this property so I chose a location 
that will not change even with the repository reorganization. Let me know if 
you guys want it on another location. For now keep it with its current value, 
until we feel the post-commit process is working fine.

So, can I enable the post-commit script to continue the tests? It should not 
affect the current website in any way.
Anderson Lizardo
lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org

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