On 01/03/2014 09:13 AM, Jan Cholasta wrote:
> On 2.1.2014 16:05, Martin Kosek wrote:
>> On 01/02/2014 02:32 PM, Petr Viktorin wrote:
>>> On 01/02/2014 01:41 PM, Jan Cholasta wrote:
>>>> On 2.1.2014 12:37, Petr Viktorin wrote:
>> ...
>>>>>> instead of hardcoding it?
>>>>> - Not all of FreeIPA uses distutils. Of course client-install should
>>>>> probably start using it, but distutils can't touch Makefiles or the spec
>>>>> file.
>>>> That's obvious. We currently run setup.py from the Makefile, not the
>>>> other way around, and I have no intention of changing that. Some modules
>>>> are missing setup.py, but that should be easy to fix.
>>>>> - Having the proper path already available makes development a lot
>>>>> simpler than having complicated build machinery to call for each change.
>>>> I'm not against a sane default value.
>>>>> - To people unfamiliar with this aspect of distutils, it would not be
>>>>> obvious why/how the hashbang is changed on install. We need less magic
>>>>> in our build system, not more.
>>>> This is no more magic than anything else done during build. We already
>>>> use distutils for some of our script, which means these scripts will
>>>> have their hashbang changed, while others won't. That's far more
>>>> confusing than using distutils consistently across all of our scripts.
>>>>> - Relying on distutils makes FreeIPA tied to our build system, which
>>>>> other distros may or may not want to reuse.
>>>> Why would anyone not use our Makefile to build IPA? If there's anything
>>>> wrong or missing in it, it surely can be fixed. Creating a custom
>>>> alternative build system does not make sense.
>>> Fair points.
>>> If we agree this patch is an improvement, let's start building the bikeshed
>>> now. We'll get the color right in Beer Exchange.
>> +1. I would rather like the proposed patch pushed now (as it has immediate
>> benefit) + have the build improvements filed in a separate ticket for the 
>> later
>> time (Beer Exchange).
>> Martin

Pushed to master. Thanks to Xiao-Long for the patch, all work on porting
FreeIPA to other platforms is very welcome!

Jan, please feel free to file a ticket with build system proposals you stated


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