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Re: Making DESTDIR support mandatory
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:33:18AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> we are not at the point that only 127 packages in the main tree don't
> support DESTDIR. I want to make it a required feature now and mark all
> remaining packages explicitly as BROKEN after the branch. Please help
> adding DESTDIR support if you use anything remaining on the list.
> A reasonable step would be to have packages fail to build if USE_DESTDIR
> is on but they don't support it, instead of falling back to non-DESTDIR
> builds. That would provide more of an encouragement to fix packages,
> but without needlessly withdrawing the ability to use a package for
> those who aren't yet using DESTDIR.
The DESTDIR project started in in 2007. A warning for developer has been
provided since May 2009. I think that is more than enough time to
encourage fixing things.
> Or did you mean you are proposing to remove support for non-DESTDIR
> builds? (It seems quite a bit too early for that.)
That is the next step. I am going to make USE_DESTDIR the unconditional
default after the branch. It's been hold off long enough already.
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