Re: [dwm] improve config.mk

From: Cedric Krier <ced_AT_ced.homedns.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 14:03:30 +0200

On 07/09/06 12:57 +0100, Ricardo Martins wrote:
> On 13:11 Thu 07 Sep , Cedric Krier wrote:
> > On 07/09/06 11:56 +0100, Ricardo Martins wrote:
> > > On 12:11 Thu 07 Sep , Cedric Krier wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > The way I see it, that is just a workaround, and only works very well
> > > for a minimally to moderately customised config.h. What if your changes
> > > to savedconfig are not trivial? Being lazy, I think it is easier to just
> > > do a little change to one's old and proved custom config.h than changing
> > > a new config.h to be adequated to what one had before. That's only my
> > > opinion.
> > >
> > > One thing I don't understand clearly is in which conditions config.default.h
> > > is copied to /etc/portage/savedconfig (I advise against this location,
> > > /etc/dwm_config would be clearer). Is it copied whenever dwm is emerged
> > > (probably not, since it would overwrite your changes), or only when
> > > /etc/portage/savedconfig doesn't exist?
> > > In the latter case, the issue I talked about arises, since a deprecated
> > > config is being used, which results in a compile error.
> > >
> > As it is not a config file for the run but for compilation, it has not
> > place in /etc. The config.h is saved like this ${PF}.config.h.
> > But have a look to the ebuild and you will understand.
> > And of course if your config.h is not valid, you will have a compile
> > error.
>
> Ok, point taken. But it isn't directly related to portage like
> package.mask is, for example. It doesn't matter, anyway.
>
> I had a look at it. It does check if there's already a custom config, so
> as to not overwrite it, which is good. But the compile error is usually
> not very clear. Perhaps if you added a warning like this if the compile
> dies: "Check your savedconfig for errors, missing or changed parameters"
> and then added a diff... That would probably help one to see quickly why
> the emerge failed and correct it in a flash.
>

Yes, good idea, I'll add it !

Thanks

C├ędric

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