[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] newer fontforge build scripts need active internet

Vasudev Kamath <vasudev@copyninja.info> writes:

> Hi,
> It looks like newer build system of fontforge as seen on latest release
> needs active interent connection to build it.
> Basically it has a script called bootstrap which tries to clone gnulib
> From their repository ¹. This is not accepted by the Debian build
> systems so I wonder how should we proceed.
> Also the packaging script provided in fontforge under
> Packaging/debian/cp-src/rules refer to invoking the bootstrap file
> before it begins the actuall configuration.
> I'm not really familiar with the fontforge build process and if some one
> has some insight on these and provide suggestion on how to proceed.
> If required we can file a bug in fontforge upstream to get more
> support. 
> ¹ https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/blob/master/bootstrap

I did bit of experiment and if I link system gnulib from
/usr/share/gnulib into the source directory then the bootstrap won't try
to git clone gnulib into source folder.

Reply to: