On 7.10.2016 11:56, Petr Spacek wrote:
Dear FreeIPA developers and packagers,

you can find first version of the Build system refactoring design document on:

If you do not care about implementation details, please be so kind and quickly
scan through chapter

I'm not an FreeIPA packager so I might miss some important thing which needs
to be configurable.

1) There should be a --with-python switch to select the version of Python to use in our command line tools and/or during build. The default would be "python", i.e. the default Python interpreter found in the path.

2) There is --with-pylint, --with-jslint, but no --with-po-validate.

3) I would prefer that if pylint (or jslint or python-polib) is not installed the build would fail instead of silently skipping the lint. Let it be a wilful decision of the packager whether to run the lint or not.

4) It is explicitly stated that I can turn off features using --without-feature. But how do I disable building server components?

Also, I would appreciate ideas how to handle build versioning:

My main questions are:
* What is triggering IPA upgrade?
* Would it be sufficient to bump release in RPM? (I mean - theoretically.
Could the code be modified to detect this?)

Here I'm trying to avoid unnecessary rebuilds caused by changes to
IPA_VENDOR_VERSION during each build.

How exactly is IPA_VENDOR_VERSION causing unnecessary rebuilds? I can see it is written only to ipapython/version.py:

$ git grep -E '\bIPA_VENDOR_VERSION\b'
Makefile: sed -i -e "s:__VENDOR_VERSION__:$(IPA_VENDOR_VERSION):" ipapython/version.py


Jan Cholasta

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