Re: apt-build, apt-src, etc
> > However, since I'm a toolchain oriented person, I started
> > attacking the problem from that end.
> Ah yeah, I got your other mail about that. It looks like a lot of work,
> I'm sure it's useful though. All those DEB_COMPILE_* (shouldn't it be
> DEB_BUILD_*?), *shudder*.
s/DEB_COMPILE/DEB_BUILD/g ... tomayto, tomaato ...
Whatever makes your life easier.
I've had an interesting and helpful discussion with Julien, and we
seem to agree on most points.
a. It's _going_ to involve modifying packages
- Unless you want to advocate autoconf hacks or
gcc wrappers? *shudder*
b. Some set of standards will emerge :)
- What options should be supported?
CC, CFLAGS, HOST, BUILD, TARGET...
I have a few bits in my head and I'll get them down and
forward the doc along for comments. I still have some research
to do with regards to gentoo and ports to see how they handle
the 'finiky' packages and configuration management.
I would really like to think some things through...
- Should the build options be included in the package metadata?
= Could later be used to make informed decisions
about wether to download/compile or just download/install
- Build hints / Supported Build Options / Overrides
= kiss but flexible
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