[Build-common-hackers] Bug#590508: Bug#590508: Bug#590508: cdbs: Please add DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_GETTEXTIZE

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Dec 23 21:16:49 UTC 2010

Hi Sebastian,

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 09:13:32AM +0100, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 04:09:44AM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Hi Sebastian,
>> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 11:59:10PM +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
>> >Please consider adding something like DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_GETTEXTIZE. 
>> >gettextize generates files needed by the other commands configured 
>> >via DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_*!
>> I finally got around to looking at this suggestion.
>> When is it needed to _update_ these files (as opposed to generating 
>> them)?  Can you perhaps provide an example?
>I just want them to be generated :) I need this feature for tarballs, 
>which had no autofoo files from the beginning.

Thanks for clarifying.

Essentially CDBS is about isolating common patterns. (that's the "C" in 
the name).

There are relatively clear patterns of how to refresh some common 
autotools parts.  There is (to my knowledge) no similarly clear patterns 
of how to bootstrap projects either distributed non-bootstrapped 
upstream or grabbed from a VCS snapshot.

kannel-sqlbox is an example of using autoreconf (which should also 
invoke autopoint - supposedly the successor of gettextize)

gmerlin-avdecoder is a newer, slightly more compact example of using 
"touch aclocal.m4" and tuning a couple of autotools options (not sure if 
that will cover your need or not).

I suggest look at those and tell me if such approaches are acceptable to 
you, and we can close this bugreport.

If not acceptable, then please help convince me of some "common pattern" 
in this (including the cleanup routines!), or we will most likely keep 
the bugreport open but tag it as wontfix.


 - Jonas

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