[arch-dev-public] RFC: Dropping -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE from packages using cmake

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 13 18:28:34 UTC 2018

On 2018-03-13 15:32, Eli Schwartz via arch-dev-public wrote:
> This wrapper changes depending on which version of meson you have installed.

The wrapper is part of the package that changes.

> The fact that autoconf has weird bugs like needing to set localstatedir
> and sysconfdir to their defaults minus the /usr prefix, is an autoconf
> bug. Maybe we could work on having meson not require setting bizarre
> options just to get sane defaults?

Neither is a bug. It's just a convenience script. Do you propose to work
on upstreaming defaults that make sense for Arch, but not necessarily
for what other distributions do or aim for?

> (Setting the prefix automatically propagates to everything specified
> with relative paths, which is most things, and libexecdir and sbindir
> could just specify a *different* relative path.)

(Which is completely unrelated to our use case, even if you put this
between parentheses.)

> So other languages, which completely disregard our CFLAGS but which
> meson itself has magic wrappers for... and the solution is to add a
> magic script to use in the PKGBUILD which does not respect makepkg.conf
> but can add debug symbols only loosely related to what we were trying to
> get? A script which arbitrarily adds debug symbols to packages that were
> rebuilt with OPTIONS=(!debug) by users who wanted to make local
> modifications?

Other languages ignore CFLAGS (hint: these are CFLAGS after all) anyway.
Users wanting to make local modifications were always on their own.

> since apparently meson is so perfect we should do literally everything
> directly in meson.

A cheap hyperbole. Obviously unnecessary if you want to be taken seriously.

> Or we could at least make a *proper* wrapper which can talk to makepkg
> and determine if debug info is wanted.

Patches welcome. Would be more productive use of your time than making a
storm in the glass of water here.


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