xserver build failling AFTER it works ??
peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Jul 13 03:41:42 PDT 2008
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:31:06PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
> > the modularisation resulted in a lot of independent components. you can
> > rebuild (and release) one component without requiring the rebuild of any other
> > components.
> > this feature is both praised and criticised, but regardless of that it's what
> > we have until somebody opts to fix it. I believe there are a number of
> > alternative build scripts floating around, egbert had one at one point and
> > pcpa too. Maybe others. And of course there is the jhbuild moduleset.
> > build.sh is simply a script that connects these independent
> > components to save you typing autogen.sh 100 times.
> Why do you assume that modularization rules out the use of make?
I don't. I'm just stating that the components are independent (as of yet) and
there is no official script other than build.sh or jhbuild.
> From what I see here, you use no modularization tools (no auto-tools) above
> the level of the parent of xserver (I've hinted at least 4 times so far that
> I don't know what name you folks give that dir, but I call it xorgsrc).
I don't think it has a name.
> From what I see, you use either shell or that jhbuild thing. I don't know
> how jhbuild works anyhow, had no luck in finding a config file for it on
> the internet. Why is it you assume you can't use 'make' at that level, and
> still keep the modularization?
Because said makefile is missing, that's about the only reason why. Hence
daniel's hint that if you want to write one, we'll be happy to take it.
regarding jhbuild: http://www.x.org/wiki/JhBuildInstructions
> Make could be used just fine to control what modules get built or rebuilt,
> configured or re-configured, at the top, way the heck better than build.sh does.
correct. we don't disagree here.
> > the point of modularisation is that once you built it once, you really only
> > need to re-build those modules that you changed.
> Except, like I said, if you use that build.sh script, everything gets built &
> rebuilt & re-rebuilt. That build.sh script is what I am asking to replace. NOT
> get rid of modularization.
my point was that you only ever need to use build.sh once, and then you just
make && make install the components you modify.
> > AFAIK, recent documentation efforts have used the docbook format. As usual,
> > there isn't nearly enough work done in this area but the ML archives would
> > probably spit out a discussion or two where docbook xml was listed as
> > preferred format.
> I got told to go read the DESIGN.sgml, it's a recent one (the email said it was)
> and so I assumed (maybe wrongly) that it represented the state of Xorg-art. it
> uses LinuxDoc.
uhm, no. looks like hasn't been touched in 2 years, and the last change before
that was the import into X.org repos. Anyway, that doc is for writing new
The protocol specs and a number of other things are in git/xorg/xorg-docs.
But most of that is equally outdated...
For input drivers (which I believe is you main work?), the only
doc is other input drivers.
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