Felipe Contreras wrote:
> Yes, *if* they have been packaging them, they have a way. But what if
> they haven't been doing so?
> And for the ones that have a way, now they need one hack less.

As an example of all the hacks needed by a real distribution package,
here's the stuff ArchLinux packagers have to do:

  # bash completion
  mkdir -p "$pkgdir"/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/
  install -m644 ./contrib/completion/git-completion.bash 
  # fancy git prompt
  mkdir -p "$pkgdir"/usr/share/git/
  install -m644 ./contrib/completion/git-prompt.sh 
  # emacs
  make -C contrib/emacs prefix=/usr DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
  # gnome credentials helper
  install -m755 contrib/credential/gnome-keyring/git-credential-gnome-keyring \
  make -C contrib/credential/gnome-keyring clean
  # the rest of the contrib stuff
  cp -a ./contrib/* $pkgdir/usr/share/git/

  # scripts are for python 2.x
  sed -i 's|#![ ]*/usr/bin/env python$|#!/usr/bin/env python2|' \
    $(find "$pkgdir" -name '*.py') \
    "$pkgdir"/usr/share/git/gitview/gitview \
    "$pkgdir"/usr/share/git/remote-helpers/git-remote-bzr \
  sed -i 's|#![ ]*/usr/bin/python$|#!/usr/bin/python2|' \

  # remove perllocal.pod, .packlist, and empty directories.
  rm -rf "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/perl5

And here's what debian packagers have to do:

  # bash completion
  install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/etc/bash_completion.d
  install -m0644 contrib/completion/git-completion.bash \
  # gitweb
  install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/usr/share/gitweb
  ln -s gitweb.cgi '$(GIT)'/usr/share/gitweb/index.cgi
  # contrib hooks
  install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/usr/share/git-core/contrib/hooks
  install -m0644 contrib/hooks/* \
  # contrib
  install -d -m0755 '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git
  cp -R contrib '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/
  rm -rf '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/contrib/completion
  rm -rf '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/contrib/emacs
  find '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/contrib -type f | xargs chmod 0644
  find '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/contrib -type d | xargs chmod 0755
    # remove contrib hooks, they are now installed in
    # /usr/share/git-core/contrib, keep symlink for backward compatibility
  rm -rf '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/contrib/hooks
  ln -s ../../../git-core/contrib/hooks \
  find '$(GIT)'/usr/share/doc/git/ -name .gitignore | xargs rm -f

If our build system was sane, they wouldn't need so many hacks.

Felipe Contreras
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