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

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Fri Nov 5 18:51:03 CET 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

I would expect to do a .PHONY target for that. For instance, I don't
see why we would need to override the .autoconf with a .buildtools.

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

thanks, I'll try to remember that... Or you'll remind me again :-)


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