fdo#63315: sign windows binaries during build

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier at googlemail.com
Tue May 6 05:24:15 PDT 2014

Hi *,

On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Andras Timar <timar74 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 1:56 AM, Mathias MICHEL
> <mathias-michel at laposte.net> wrote:
>> See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63315
>> From the Cloph's comment it seems the issue is fixed but with room for
>> improvement.

The room for improvement is in the general build, not specific to
signing (i.e. copying files individually instead of using for example
tar, or at least copy with multiple files at once/recursive copy,
touching lots and lots of files,...) calling cp x times (creating a
process that often), instead of once for x files is slow as hell on

LO's patched version of make did make some touch and cp builtin
functionality, but since gbuildification those rules don't match the
majority of cases.

Signing works automatically when specified as configure option.

>> Should we close it or not ?
> I'm interested in stability in this area and the current functionality
> is good enough for me, so I'd say let's close it.

Yes, close it.

Signing needs exclusive lock on the file, so signing will fail when
the file is opened by another process - so this is another problem
that would likely occur if the signing was done after each creation.
(see http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=ea391abb3f2eb0ffaa892f9d7437dcf33bda6440
that made singing depend on slowchecks being done, as otherwise
signing would fail)


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