Re: [systemd-devel] [PATCH] add sprezzos as alias for debian in autoconf script
On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Lennart Poettering
> On Fri, 28.12.12 23:34, nick black (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>> This patch adds sprezzos as an alias for debian in the configuration
>> script. It also adds a comment exhorting other Debian derivatives to do
>> this when possible, in the hope of keeping identifier bloat localized
>> to autoconf while providing maximal future-proofing and making the
>> correct choice explicit to the largest number of users.
> In general we try to cut down on distro specific magic in the systemd
> build tree. We have been slowly working on unifying things across
> distros and already removed a couple of these checks.
> As long as we have the need for the TARGET_xxx stuff we'll keep it, but
> it's not supposed to be specific per distro, but rather have definitions
> for entire "families" of distros. For example, we removed TARGET_UBUNTU
> (which existed at a time), since TARGET_DEBIAN already covered that
> Sprezzos is in the same category as Ubuntu, right? If so, doesn't
> --with-distro=debian do enough for your needs? Do you need more?
>> Ångström, I notice that the semantics of TARGET_ANGSTROM are currently
>> equivalent to those of TARGET_DEBIAN. I thus recommend that you convert
>> to an alias similarly, allowing removal of TARGET_ANGSTROM #ifdefs scattered
>> throughout the systemd code proper.
> Well, is Ångström a Debian derivative? If so then we should replace it
> by TARGET_DEBIAN, indeed.
We should probably rename the all the strings to "$distro-legacy", to
make it clear,
that it is not a "cool" thing to add a new TARGET to the systemd source tree.