[Build-common-hackers] Bug#564662: Bug#564662: autotools configure stamp breaks multi-variant builds
dr at jones.dk
Mon Jan 11 12:28:37 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 08:05:56AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>The new stamp-autotools-configure file breaks if a package builds
>multiple variants with different build directories, because all but the
>first variant won't build because they use the same stamp file.
>Example: bug #564399
>I think this change should be reverted and users who want a nonstandard
>stamp file because they use nonstandard autotools should be given a
>variable to override it for their specific use.
CDBS does not support multiple variants currently.
The package of above mentioned example bug - psqlodbc - do some unusual
tricks to workaround this. I sincerely hope that such tricks are not
common in the wild and that I am not sure we should encourage them or
care especially for them in CDBS: I fear that such care would make it
too difficult to evolutionary implement proper multiflavor support in
CDBS (which is "just around the corner" now - just requires some
concentrated time of mine to merge my branches).
Calling make from within make is asking for trouble. Some problems
should (but I am not experienced so only theoretical to me) be avoided
by calling $(MAKE) which takes care of passing on some but not al
variables, but I expect that won't help in this specific case.
I suggest to try fix that one odd package by overriding
cdbs_autotools_configure_stamps and then prepare for changing that hack
when proper multiflavor support gets implemented.
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