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Re: Please help to fix outdated SUBST blocks
On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 08:41:59PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> On 04.05.2020 13:26, Patrick Welche wrote:
> > I see adwaita-icon-theme in Jonathan's list. I can argue the case both
> > ways - thoughts?
> > $ cat adwaita-icon-theme.pc.in
> > Name: gnome-icon-theme
> > Description: A collection of icons used as the basis for GNOME themes
> > Version: @VERSION@
> > Requires:
> > Libs:
> > Cflags:
> > so it contains no variables that need to be overridden => get rid
> > of the PKGCONFIG_OVERRIDE.
> > In the unlikely event that a variable is added, I wouldn't see the
> > event ".pc file added" which would trigger "must check overrides",
> > I would just install an unsanitized .pc file => just leave it.
> I changed SUBST_NOOP_OK._pkgconfig to yes since this affects 9 of the
> top 10 from the latest bulk build. Because fixing the pkg-config files
> is such a basic operation that is done so often, we will notice any bugs
> in that general pattern quickly.
I'm really, really annoyed by this attitude. We still have month old
packages failing due to check-portability.mk inflating the already huge
number of broken packages due to the OpenSSL fiasco. Can we please stop
adding more unncessary breakage and get the numbers down into a sensible
range for at least one mainstream platform? The current signal-to-noise
ratio hides too many problems already.
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