Re: apt-get internals help
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On Wednesday 10 September 2003 08:31 pm, you wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 07:23:54PM -0700, Matt Chorman wrote:
> > No, the package does not need to be modified. We have modified apt-build
> > to do this. Take a look at the changes that have happened to apt-build.
> > The CVS is available at debtoo's website. This is currently *working*
> > with no other changes except to apt-build and a CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS addition
> > to aptbuild.conf.
> Is it wrapping gcc or something like that? If so, I'd much rather see
> proper support in the packages themselves.
Yes - for now. Certain parts of apt-build have undergone a major rewrite, but
it is still using gcc/g++ wrappers.
I agree with you - support for this on the package level would be optimal, but
there are many thousands of packages to modify. Perhaps if support for this
builds and people are, ah, encouraged to add this support to their rules then
this would not be *as* necessary. Perhaps the "USE" (or optional.flags as
they are currently called) could also be directly integrated into the rules
file as well. If you build it, they will come..... ;-)
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