Re: configure scripts and packaging (gconf, scrollkeeper, etc)

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 10:48 +0100, Jan de Groot wrote:
> When packaging gnome stuff with make DESTDIR=$somedir/pkg install, many
> packages are updating my scrollkeeper database, installing a mime
> database, updating my desktop-database specs, register
> gconf schema files, etc on my local system.
> Almost every package has a --disable-schemas-install option, but half of
> them are hardly working, because the conditional is set in the
> Makefiles, but never used after that.
> Another thing is the scrollkeeper database: there is no option to
> disable scrollkeeper database generation, which results in a nice and
> shiny updated scrollkeeper database on your host system, or with gnome
> source tarballs updated with new automake, a nice and shiny scrollkeeper
> database included in your package. Currently I wreck out the
> scrollkeeper things with some find and sed functions from the
> before I run ./configure.

I'd intended to add a --disable-scrollkeeper-update configure option in
gnome-doc-utils.  Then any packages using gnome-doc-utils to build and
install documentation would have it.  It's not hard, really, but we're
past feature freeze.  I'll get this in for 2.12 for sure.


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