[Build-common-hackers] Bug#240493: cdbs: multiple versions with different ./configure flags

Jay Berkenbilt Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org>, 240493@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:45:41 -0500

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.21
Severity: wishlist

I see the TODO file for cdbs mentions:

 * Handle packages which build multiple versions with different ./configure

I'm working on packaging newer upstream versions of the xerces
libraries.  I was thinking of using cdbs.  The xerces libaries fall
into the above category.  I will attempt to handle this package in a
way that stays true to the spirit of cdbs (keeping detailed knowledge
out of the debian/rules) file.  If this is successful, I'll send
patches or new rules files for cdbs.  I wanted to mention this in a
bug report in case it triggers someone to mention that they're 90%
through with this or to offer words of wisdom, etc. :-) I have written
a build system very similar in spirit to cdbs for my employer.  It
consists of lots of little gnu make fragments.  Client makefiles set
variables and include a file.  In other words, I think that I "grok"
what cdbs is trying to do.  It looks very compelling.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25-q
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

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