Re: Enabling builddir != srcdir by default in jhbuild

[ Picking this up again ]

I've been spending the last couple of days fixing modules on (you may have noticed a commit or two from me on your
modules fixing builddir != srcdir issues); submitting bugs/patches to
modules that are hosted elsewhere; and disabling non-srcdir builds
directly in the jhbuild modulesets. I'm fairly confident that all
remaining issues are now limited to modules that are in gnome-apps or
gnome-world, but I haven't tested things like all the C++ language
bindings modules.

If you maintain a module listed in jhbuild, *please* update your
jhbuild local repository and try build your module with the new
buildroot setting enabled. If your module fails to build, fixing it
would also be appreciated — as it would spare you and everybody else
time and effort; alternatively, you can poke me on IRC, and I'll
either fix it for you, or help you out in fixing it.

As a last resource, we can mark modules that do not support non-srcdir
builds in the various modulesets, but I'd rather avoid it as it
defeats the purpose.


On 31 May 2016 at 17:51, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:

I already pushed the default change to master, as that will only
affect new clones or updates. I'm also building locally the default
gnome moduleset — but I can safely say that the core platform builds
fine. I'm just worried about gnome-world, but for that I guess we'll
have to wait until stuff breaks.


On 31 May 2016 at 17:47, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:
On Mon, 2016-05-30 at 23:44 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
So, it seems that the discussion died on these shores.

In the meantime, GVfs is but the latest module that broke because
people don't test under builddir != srcdir; I really, *really* don't
want to deal with this kind of perfectly avoidable build breakages


Emmanuele, I think you can feel free to change the default in jhbuild
provided that everything in the apps and core suites still builds after
doing so. i.e. you need to make sure to add exceptions in the jhbuild
modulesets for all modules that need it.

Just please wait a couple days first to see if there are any
substantial objections (which I do not expect).


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