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Re: [Bug-zile] Building Zile master head

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] Building Zile master head
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:11:22 +0000

On 15 January 2014 23:07, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi Reuben,

On Jan 16, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 15 January 2014 22:48, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I'd argue that it's your assumption that you can deduce LUA_INCDIR and LUA_LIBDIR from LUA_BINDIR that is at fault. You should be asking luarocks for these values. At present, however, I can't see a way to query luarocks for them, but all the information should be in the site_config.lua file. Maybe you could ask whether it's possible to get at it in a supported way?
> That all seems eminently reasonable to me.
> However, I don't have an environment to test it in, nor am I bitten by any multi-arch issues, so even if I took the time to try to work on it, I'd essentially be flying blind.
> You don't need multi-arch to benefit from and test this: you simply want to be able to query luarocks for these settings rather than guess them in your Makefile.am. Multiarch support is a side-effect (and still requires a hand-rolled site-config like mine).

Oh, I see what you mean now.  Right.  Yes, that would be nice!

Even so, I'm sure you'd explain to Hisham what it is and why it's important better than I would.  Not to mention, that my TODO list is already at least a year deep, so I'm reluctant to take this on as well.  Sorry :-/

I'm unlikely to be contributing much to either Zile or Lua build systems in the near future. I suggest that simply asking on the luarocks-dev mailing list (which you should be on, even if not actively reading) "how do I query luarocks for the variables LUA_INCDIR, LUA_BINDIR &c.? if not possible, please can you make it possible?" is good enough.

Sorry to pass the buck, I'm concentrating my reduced programming time on whipping some old Debian packages into shape for the present.


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