Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2006 03:01:21
On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 02:18:21AM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> 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?

I don't know how to do this portably, but please feel free to modify
the implementation.  Right now, there is enough information in the
files that pkgsrc directs you to look at to figure out what's wrong
and how to fix it.

> 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.

I do not see how this is "annoying".  If the package doesn't invoke
the C++ compiler, then nothing happens.  If it does, and it doesn't
properly set USE_LANGUAGES, then it fails just like it would if
PKG_CXX=${FALSE}.  Where is the "annoying" part?

And please don't cross-post.

	-- Johnny Lam <>