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Re: gem2deb: support for building using setup.rb

On 11/05/11 at 15:58 +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
> [putting back debian-ruby, I don't understand how it got lost]
> On 11/05/11 14:59, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 11/05/11 at 14:56 +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
> >> On 11/05/11 14:50, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> >>> But for rmagick, it seems that the hooks only deal with documentation
> >>> building. Wouldn't it be simpler to just run those scripts in the
> >>> correct order in debian/rules?
> >>
> >>   Of course, it is still possible, but it requires quite a bit of
> >> cumbersome patching of the setup scripts, which I'd rather avoid.
> > 
> > Why? You could call the hooks directly.
>   No. They won't work, as the hooks are run with a series of
> setup.rb-supplied configuration informations. Those need to be supplied,
> probably once for each ruby version, and that makes that really painful.
> >> Moreover, these hooks are used both for documentation building and as a
> >> very comprehensive test suite. It should build for every version of ruby
> >> supported.
> > 
> > That doesn't sound hard to do within the existing framework.
>   ? I don't have a clue of how to do that, at least sanely. For one
> thing, I don't want to hardcode the list of supported ruby versions in
> debian/rules.
>   Moreover, supporting the two main upstream build systems doesn't sound
> like a stupid idea from the first place.

I don't think that setup.rb is mainstream anymore, given that everybody
is using rubygems. I did look for gems using setup.rb hooks, and rmagick
was the only one I could find. So if you do a rmagick-specific hack,
I think it's fine.


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