On 05/12/2012 09:09 PM, Michał Górny wrote:
> On Sat, 12 May 2012 19:57:07 +0200
> Ulrich Mueller<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> The current workaround for this is to use EXTRA_EMAKE from ebuild,
>>> but I find this rather ugly (if not even forbidden by some PMS
>> EXTRA_EMAKE isn't mentioned by the PMS. Do all package managers
>> support this variable? Portage does since 2004 at least.
> EXTRA_EMAKE isn't supposed to be mentioned there. It's an internal use
> variable for users who need to pass something specific to make.
>>> Can we make econf in src_configure, emake in src_compile, and emake
>>> install in src_install accept arguments "$@" in EAPI=5, please?
>> I'd rather document EXTRA_EMAKE and EXTRA_ECONF in the spec, either
>> retroactively (in case all package managers support these variables
>> already), or for EAPI 5. It would accomplish the same as your
>> proposal, even without the need to add an explicit src_install
> As above. Otherwise, we'll end up reimplementing just another variable
> to let users pass their custom arguments.
Yeah, I think we should keep these EXTRA_* for users only and have
something else for the ebuilds
(And I'm sure I don't remember wrong by saying some people have quite
passionately resisted using EXTRA_ECONF within an ebuild in the past for
this exact reasoning)