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Re: Doesn't contain source for waf binary code

On Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:16:01 +0000
Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:

> Michael Biebl writes ("Doesn't contain source for waf binary code"):
> > as this issue affects quite a few packages, I'd like to bring this
> > up for wider discussion.
> > 
> > The issue basically is, that the waf build system uses a python
> > script, which embeds a bz2 tarball containing further python
> > sources. Those are unpacked to .waf-*/ when the waf script is
> > executed. More details can be found at [1].

>  * It is possible that some upstream "source" packages contain "waf"
>    scripts which were generated from modified versions of waf.git.  In
>    this case we may discover that those packages cannot be built with
>    publicly available versions of waf.git.  

I don't know anything about waf not mentioned in this thread, but
would it be possible to patch the package to work with a packaged waf

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK7FOSS)
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