Re: The increasing number of modules to be built with jhbuild
- From: James Henstridge <james jamesh id au>
- To: Mikael Hallendal <micke imendio com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The increasing number of modules to be built with jhbuild
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:37:32 +0800
On 16/09/04 09:20, Mikael Hallendal wrote:
Did a clean build of GNOME 2.8 through jhbuild today and the total
number of modules it wanted to build was 106. I noticed quite a number
of "support" libraries that are not really part of GNOME in there.
These where not even built from CVS but downloaded as tarballs.
Shouldn't these really be part of the bootstrap rather than included
in the build since they will be rebuilt everytime you do a 'jhbuild
Bootstrap is for installing build tools needed to build other tools.
I've tried to keep the number of modules included in the bootstrap as
small as possible.
Also note that tarball modules built by jhbuild are _not_ built every
time. Jhbuild stores a build time stamp in the install prefix, and if
it has previously built the version of the tarball before, it will be
skipped. If you saw all these tarballs being rebuilt, I assume you were
installing to a fresh install prefix :)
It would also be nice to be able to skip these when you already have
them on your system. Some way of overriding which modules are provided
on a system level already would be nice (in your ~/.jhbuildrc
preferrably). If this already works, please let me know.
Well, you can set up a skip list in your ~/.jhbuildrc like so:
skip = [ 'module1', 'module2' ]
However, there aren't that many tarballs included in a
"meta-gnome-desktop" build. The ones included are:
* audiofile: I suppose this one could be removed if it is really a
problem. It is included because it used to come from gnome CVS.
* hicolor-icon-theme: this one wasn't included in many distros until
gnome-icon-theme started to barf if it wasn't installed ...
* scrollkeeper: help indexes aren't too useful if you can't write to
* gnutls+friends: not included in that many distros currently.
Was there some others you had a problem with?
Email: james jamesh id au
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