Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2006 02:18:21
Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	jlam
> Date:		Thu May 11 22:13:19 UTC 2006
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/mk:
> Log Message:
> Make build failures due to the previous commit less mysterious by using
> a wrapper script that emits a hint of what went wrong.

Nice try, but it doesn't give any hint to me. After commenting out the 
USE_LANGUAGES line in wm/icewm/Makefile.common I get:

===> Configuring for icewm-1.2.25
=> Fixing locale directory references.
WARNING: [] Ignoring non-text file "./src/".
configure: WARNING: If you wanted to set the --build type, don't use --host.
     If a cross compiler is detected then cross compile mode will be used.
configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
*** Error code 77

I cannot see any hint here. What about printing the warning (which is 
currently in config.log) also to the terminal, so the user can see it 
more directly?

By the way, I would prefer to only create the fail-wrappers when 
PKG_DEVELOPER is set. For a typical user (even more for unexperienced 
users) this is just annoying.