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Month: June 2012

Building Trinity packages: wiki specifics

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:21:56 -0700 (PDT)
Some time ago we discussed a desire to post at our wiki package-specific information needed for building.

Recently Tim and I ran into an interesting quirk with building on 64-bit. (Thanks Tim!) I decided this information should be in the wiki. If you're curious, the quirk is that for 64-bit, building (T)Qt3 with the following configure option might be needed:

-platform ${PLATFORM}

Where, for 64-bit, ${PLATFORM} == linux-g++-64 rather than linux-g++.

Recent posts by Nix regarding build issues also remind me of this wiki need.

Perhaps the time has arrived that we start accumulating this information for the wiki.

For now, perhaps we share information here in the mail list, which will serve somewhat as a way for providing peer reviews before posting to the wiki.

I'm thinking eventually we have a page for each package, even thos that are quite generic with build configurations. Each wiki page will list no less than minimum build information. For many packages they all will look the same except for the package name. Just cookie-cut information because there is nothing complicated about those packages.

We then move many of our preliminary wiki notes to those package-specific pages.

Currently section 5 of the wiki page is our potential portal to individual package information. We can create links in that section as we create each new wiki page for each package.

All I'm asking for at this point is we start pooling knowledge.

We have a project goal of releasing R14 when ready but are focusing on summer's end. That provides us ample time to assemble this information.

Please help!