need help for the ocaml-native-compilers split ...
I have a problem with the dbeina/rule i am using right now, and would like to
ask for advice on how to best solve this. I should really go looking into the
makefiles doc and/or the shell docs, to solve it, but am low on time right now
Basically , it goes like that :
I want to set a variable $(OPT_BUILT) to yes when i built the opt.opt target,
and to no if i didn't build them. So i can later copy the files to the
ocaml-native-compilers package if it is yes, and have ocaml provide
ocaml-bnest-compilers if it is no.
I did it like that :
if test -z `grep "ARCH=none" config/Makefile`; \
then $(MAKE) opt; \
if test -z `grep "ARCH=ia64" config/Makefile`; then \
echo "Building native compilers"; \
$(MAKE) opt.opt; \
export OPT_BUILT=yes; \
if [ $(OPT_BUILT) = yes ]; then \
dh_movefiles -pocaml-native-compilers \
if [ $(OPT_BUILT) = no ]; then \
dh_gencontrol -pocaml \
dh_gencontrol -pocaml-base; \
else dh_gencontrol -s; \
It would work well, but naturally, you cannot set a Makefile variable from a
shell script, and as thus, OPT_BUILT don't get set correctly.
I could solve this by setting a list of arches to build in a makefile
variable, and test if we are on such an arch, and set the OPT_BUILT variable
acordyingly, but, well, it would be nice to have this done automatically.
I could also generate the arch file of the ocaml-native-compilers from this
list with a substvar, and maybe this is what i will do, so the arch list for
opt.opt is stored at only one place.