Bug#419529: Bug#421542: nss: FTBFS on non-Linux: clean target fails due to unfixed upstream build system

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Mon Apr 30 09:22:47 UTC 2007


On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 07:53:54AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> By the way, I think it would be better for the hurd, and also for the
> kfreebsd port patches if they would not clutter the linux specific
> makefile but would have its own file, that would be "cleaner" and more
> likely to be applied upstream.

I tend to agree here.  Pretending to be Linux and then go from there was
a porting strategy frequently applied by the initial patch author and
I am not very much in favour of it.
> Some factorisation could be done, though, like it is done for Linux.mk,
> there could be a common makefile for glibc-based ports.

Yes, but I think the initial patch author's point was that 99% of the
now-Linux-specific Makefile really is just glibc specific, he just
thought it was better not to rename or otherwise factorise it for easy

It's clear that we want to have these patches upstream though, so thanks
for your insight about future directions.


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