Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 06:17:52PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> > Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > >
> > > The attached patches (p4 and p5) try to solve this bootstrapping
> > > problem with groff(1). I have lightly tested this on my -stable
> > > box, and would appreciate a feedback on them.
> > Do not remove the USRDIRS and INCDIRS and replace it with mtree (ie make
> > hierarchy). There's no need to duplicate the complete hierarchy inthe
> > object tree. Also, mtree fiddles with ownership and mods, which is not
> > appropriate when building.
> The -U flag to mtree(8) could be eliminated for this case...
According to the manpage, if you remove -U it doesn't create new
directories or symlinks. At least that's how I interpret it. The whole
purpose of running mtree is the creation of directories, so it's a minor
discomfort when it doesn't do that :-)
> > Which additional directories do you need?
> Everyting below /usr/share/tmac and /usr/share/groff_font:
> The new groff(1) release is likely to provide new groff_font
> subdirectories, so we would need to update USRDIRS every time
> we upgrade groff(1). Does it look reasonable?
If we intend to upgrade groff(1) once a week, no. If we do it once a
It's is a long list of directories and I prefer we do not need to sum
them up in src/Makefile.inc1. On the other hand, I also don't want to
This is what I'm thinking about:
1. Determine if there's a real bootstrapping problem
2. If there's no bootstrapping issue, goto pub :-)
3. Add list of directories to src/Makefile.inc1
4. Write script to parse mtree files for use in build
5. If not possible, reconsider using mtree
6. else, replace lists by running the script.
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