Re: [dwm] improve config.mk

From: Cedric Krier <ced_AT_ced.homedns.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 12:11:09 +0200

On 07/09/06 10:58 +0100, Ricardo Martins wrote:
> On 01:10 Thu 07 Sep , Cedric Krier wrote:
> > On 06/09/06 22:58 +0100, Ricardo Martins wrote:
> > > On 23:33 Wed 06 Sep , Cedric Krier wrote:
> > > >
> > > > So if you look at the ebuild, you will see that you can setup a
> > > > config.h.
> > > > The patch allow just to specify some compilation option.
> > >
> > > Sorry, I must have missed that bit of your message (that happens when
> > > I'm trying to pay attention to more than a few things).
> > >
> > > However, that doesn't prevent the user from being unable to compile
> > > due to new/changed options in dwm which require changes to config.h.
> > > Perhaps you could add some kind of check for custom configs, or
> > > presenting a diff between the installed config.default.h and the new,
> > > to-be-installed config.default.h ?
> > >
> >
> > Yes of course, but since I begin with this ebuild, there was major
> > change in config.h
> >
>
> Changes which you were aware of, because you were following dwm's
> development closely (I assume so, correct me if I'm wrong).
>
> My point is, not everyone knows what changed in config.h between
> updates unless their compilation is unsuccessful and they have to
> decompress dwm-whateverversion.tar.gz and diff their config file and
> the default (or Anselm's) manually, which is a rather tedious job -- they
> could have done that manually in the first place and avoided portage.
> It'd be good if this was done by the ebuild.
>
> Again, I'm sorry if I sounded too harsh. I'm trying to help you create
> an appropriate ebuild for dwm, since it is one of the few programs
> available out there that uses this system. I don't think Portage is
> ready to deal with it elegantly.
>
>

The way, I do when I update dwm with portage :

I compile the new version which copy in /etc/portage/savedconfig the
default config.h.
I edit it to match my pref.
I recompile dwm with portage.

( it looks like busybox's ebuild )

I'm thinking about a way to have the config.h with compiling but the
compilation is not very long.

C├ędric

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