On 11-04-24 at 12:16pm, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 13:02, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoel...@iem.at> wrote:
> >>
> >> I see that some bugs (buils system, mostly) will require uploading 
> >> all (or most) of the pd externals. Can we do something to avoid 
> >> that?
> >>
> > hmm, i'm not sure if i understand what you mean:
> > i thought bugs can only be fixed by providing fixed versions.
> > if a package is FTBFS because of  broken bulid system, then the only 
> > solution i see is to fix the build system and re-upload the package.
> >
> > the only alternative i see, would be to centralize the build system, 
> > e.g. by providing a common makefile snippet that would be used 
> > instead of upstream's build system.
> >
> > i started centralizing once with a "pd-pkg-tools" library, but it 
> > ended up as a cdbs snippet (while almost all of the packages in 
> > question right now use shortform dh).
> > also the cdbs snippet does not replace upstream build system, but 
> > rather fixes debian specifics (e.g. make shlibdeps work nicely with 
> > the non-standard extension)
> >
> > i'm not opposed at all to using a central (separately maintained) 
> > makefile, but hans has spent a lot of time crafting the current 
> > (upstream) makefile to make it work with a wide range of systems.
> > the current template for the (upstream) Makefile already fixes the 
> > kFreeBSD/hurd problems, but the packages in question have not been 
> > updated (upstream) to use the new template, so i decided to fix the 
> > problem using packaging possibilities.
> This is the key part: for most pd externals, the makefile is 
> essentially the same. Does it make sense to centralize that? What do 
> others think?

Do you mean using CDBS for more of the pd packages, or reinventing CDBS 
on top of short-form dh, or something else?

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