rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Thu Jun 29 19:25:30 PDT 2006
Michael Biebl wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
>>Here's the thing. Of the people who want the ability to build the world from
>>source without relying on external packaging, no one has come up with
>>anything better. Many people have said they would _like_ something better;
>>I've not seen anything _done_.
Why wasn't the autoconf/automake X source tree arranged so that a configure/make
at the root of the tree performs a top-down build, thus automatically satisfying
the dependency ordering, and so not requiring any separate build scripts such as
>>Oh, except for the jhbuild stuff, but then no
>>one wants to use jhbuild, they just want something "simple" like a shell
>>script, even though to make one complex enough to handle rebuilding all of X
>>from scratch, you very nearly have to reinvent jhbuild.
> I think, jhuild is perfectly suited for building modular xorg because it
> allows to build the complete package in one go or just distinct modules
> (also handling the download of the correct versions of the tarball,
> which is often a complaint by those building xorg themselves and
> resolving the dependencies, building the packages in the correct order)
> Maybe it should be advertised more on the fd.o web page, release notes
> etc. and of course should be kept uptodate (haven't checked it for a
> while, maybe this is already the case).
> You surely can't please everyone but providing uptodate jhbuild scripts
> is a very good solution and more than sufficient imho. If people are
> still not satisfied by that, because they want something else, well I'd
> say you have to life with that and don't bother about it.
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