building on FreeBSD?

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 12:49:12 EDT 2011


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Andrew Thompson <andrew at hijacked.us> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 09:34:26AM -0700, David Leimbach wrote:
> > 1. GNUMakefile instead of Makefile
> This would work if we added a regular Makefile that invoked GNU make
> because GNU make looks for GNUMakefile first.
> > 2. Allow overriding the configuration
> Rebar doesn't support this, to my knowledge.
> > 3. Platform specific include files for configuration based on uname.
> Not sure how this would work.
>
> > I've only just started bumping into this problem, so I'm sure you guys
> are a
> > bit ahead of me :-).
>
> I think you're about as far in as I am at this point, so not really.
>
> > My biggest concern is getting the changes upstream so a port is not
> > necessary.
>
> Or at least make it so a port is trivial to create without a bunch of
> custom patching.
>
>
Yes, ports are convenient when you can't get stuff upstream.  At least
that's my feeling.  Otherwise a port is still forever a kind of fork.



> I'm going to spend 5 minutes and try the GNUMakefile trick and see if it
> works.
>
> Andrew
>
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