This utility allows a user to create a new MAT distribution with a
new or updated task in it, based on an existing MAT distribution.
This utility can only be run on Unix.
% python $MAT_PKG_HOME/build/redistribute.py
Usage: redistribute.py [ --remove_task <task_dir> ]+ [ --task_dir <dir>[:<cvs_version>[:<dist_settings>]] ]+ orig_dist_zip outdir bundle_name
||The directory containing a
well-structured MAT task, plus other possible control options (see
below). May be repeated. If there is already a task directory in the
existing distribution named <dir>, it will be removed and
replaced with this one.
||The <task_dir> is a
directory within src/tasks in the zip file. May be repeated. If you
provide this argument, this directory, and the task it corresponds to,
will be removed from the output distribution.
||A path to the original MAT zip
file which you received
||The directory in which to
deposit the new distribution
||The name of the new distribution
(the actual zip file will be <bundle_name>.zip, and the name of
the toplevel directory in the zip file will be bundle_name.
The additional decorations to the --task option are as follows:
||If the task directory is under
CVS version control, this is the CVS tag you want. This facility is not
available for any other version control system.
||A comma-separated sequence of
<key>=<val> settings, which are passed to the distribute
function in the dist.py file in your task, if such a file and function
exist. We provide this information for completeness; we do not provide
any further details as of right now about how to customize your
distribution using this facility. See the source code for
Let's say you received the distribution /my/downloads/MAT_1_2.zip,
and you want to add the /path/to/myTask directory, creating the
% python $MAT_PKG_HOME/build/redistribute.py --task_dir /path/to/myTask \
/my/downloads/MAT_1_2.zip /my/dist MAT_1_2_plus_myTask
Let's say you received /my/downloads/MAT_1_2_plus_myTask.zip, and
you want to remove myTask from the package you create:
% python $MAT_PKG_HOME/build/redistribute.py --remove_task myTask \
/my/downloads/MAT_1_2_plus_myTask.zip /my/dist MAT_1_2_without_myTask