[aur-general] IJulia and Julia library/module packages

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Sep 2 20:41:11 UTC 2018

On 9/2/18 4:33 PM, Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
> Thanks Eli. :)
> On 02/09/2018 17:42, Eli Schwartz via aur-general wrote:
>> - declaring a "custom" license when it is in fact MIT
> Hmm... while the GitHub page
> (https://github.com/JuliaLang/IJulia.jl/blob/master/LICENSE.md) says MIT
> in the top banner, the file itself doesn't mention MIT... but looking
> more closely at the text itself, it's the MIT license.
>> - not quoting srcdir/pkgdir
> Ah, yes.
>>> Of particular note is the very hacky way of creating files which would
>>> otherwise be generated by Pkg.build()... there _must_ be a cleaner way
>>> of doing that.
>> Try to see if Pkg.build() can run in a "$srcdir" environment to "build"
>> the project in build(), complete with necessary runtime-generated files.
>> Then cp this over instead.
> That was... interesting. It's possible to run the modules' "build.jl"
> script but it has to be tweaked/patched to prevent installing files
> under $HOME. I couldn't see an easy way of setting e.g. $PREFIX which
> may mean Julia does things in its own way - or most modules aren't
> designed for installing system-wide.
>> Anyway, you probably want to provide the files in source=() rather than
>> inlined through messy, difficult-to-read-and-review heredocs. It would
>> separate the data you're trying to install, from the process you use to
>> install it...

You can lie and use:

HOME="$srcdir/temp" julia ...

Generally, software will believe you when you export the $HOME variable
yourself. :)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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