[vlc-devel] commit: contrib: Remove the TOOLS hack for darwin. (Pierre d'Herbemont )

Rafaël Carré rafael.carre at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 16:46:52 CET 2010

Le 05/11/2010 15:34, Pierre d'Herbemont a écrit :
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Rafaël Carré<rafael.carre at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:28:25 +0100
>> Rafaël Carré<rafael.carre at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> It's true that removing a hack is improving things (I hadn't seen the
>>> cyclic dependancy when i committed this but i had noticed it after and
>>> jones' make seemed to do the right thing)
>>> In this specific case though it's reintroducing the problem first
>>> reported by you: that concurrent make jobs can break the build if
>>> packages are built before their tool dependancy
>> Pierre, please revert the commit
>>> btw the tools needed to build contribs are "only" libtool and perhaps
>>> 'intl':
>>> - (more recent than provided by the system) autoconf/automake are not
>>>    needed by contribs, only vlc
>>> - yasm is only needed by a few packages (x264/libvpx) so it can be
>>>    removed from distribution/*.mak and be an explicit dep
>>> So that'll leave probably only libtool
>>> Making extras/contrib a real package manager looks like a hard job to
>>> solve a simple task instead of just making sure that libtool is the
>>> first target to be built
>> I didn't go very far: gettext is needed both as a 3rd party library
>> (libintl) and as a build tool (autopoint), so without a better solution
>> just revert this commit
> ok. I'll change how it works a bit as well:
> add a "buildtools: $(TOOLS)" target to contrib-src.mak, then add to
> contrib.mak "make -C src buildtools" before "make -C src". That way it
> will be synchronous, and we won't force buildtools to be run for every
> individual targets. How does this sounds?

Sounds good, perhaps you'll need a .buildtools target (so a file is 
created) too

And i think the fact that gettext is both a buildtool and a library 
should be put in a comment somewhere

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