[Build-common-hackers] Proposals for multi-build

Colin Walters walters@verbum.org
27 Jul 2003 16:53:57 -0400

On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 17:10, Jeff Bailey wrote:

> My initial proposal is that all of our variable access switch to using
> this syntax where it's reasonable that the caller might either user foo
> or foo_$(cdbs_curpkg).

This seems reasonable to me.

> I'm assuming here that all builds define DEB_BUILD_MULTI.  If the user
> doesn't specify it, then we just fille it with the name of the first
> package and proceed.

Hm.  Will this cause any problems for source packages which build
multiple .debs but don't need multi-build?

> build/$(DEB_BUILD_makefile)::
> 	$(call cdbs_localval,DEB_MAKE_INVOKE) $(call cdbs_localval,DEB_MAKE_BUILD_TARGET)

Ok...that could work.  BTW, we don't need to do the $(call ...) stuff. 
It should work to just put this inside the variable, and let recursive
variable referencing do the work.

> I think that doing it this way means that the multi-build stuff will
> work without any changes to the buildcore.mk file.  We're *already*
> calling these targets.  The only issue then is that we don't run a make
> clean between runs, so they need to do VPATH builds.  This is probably
> solvable somehow, too, but I haven't thought about it.  

That is a hard part.

> Any comments?  If this looks good, I can dig in on it.

I'm cool with trying it, definitely.  If it really doesn't work we can
back it out, and we'll have learned something from it anyways.