[Monetdb-developers] Proposed changes to build setup
jens.teubner at in.tum.de
Wed Jan 17 09:57:44 CET 2007
recently, Jan and I have looked at some aspects of the
Pathfinder/MonetDB build process. And we had the impression that there
is some inconsistency in the current setup.
The makefiles of all MonetDB-related projects currently include
$MONETDB_CONFDIR/rules.mk. This file basically contains instructions on
how to use the tools from the buildtools package to compile all the
projects from CVS sources. To compile a project from distributed
tarballs, none of these rules should be necessary. Thus, I think a much
better place to host the rules.mk file would be in the buildtools
Thus I would suggest to do the following changes and ask for your
comments whether these changes make sense:
-- rules.mk goes to the buildtools package. This is where it belongs
-- The buildtools package gets its `buildtools-config' bash script
in order to allow remaining packages to actually find rules.mk.
-- Instead of
the bootstrap script inserts
to make the inclusion of the rules dependent on the outcome of the
./configure run. (Otherwise, we would depend on the buildtools in
the distribution tarballs, which we don't want.)
-- The tests invoked by ./configure finally need to take care of
setting HAVE_BUILDTOOLS appropriately (using buildtools-config).
If nobody objects, I would do the necessary changes as soon as we have
forked off the new stable branch.
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