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From: julian <julian.ospald@...>
Subject: Re: Proposal of accepting arguments to `default` in src_install (and more?) phases in EAPI=5 (for the next council meeting?)
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 20:42:13 +0200
On 05/12/2012 06:50 PM, Samuli Suominen wrote:
> Example,
> 
> - Package is using autotools.
> - The default phase like below works for the package:
> 
> src_install() {
> emake DESTDIR="${D}" install
> dodoc README
> }
> 
> So when writing a new ebuild you would only add:
> 
> DOCS="README"
> 
> And be done with it. Then the next version of the package needs extra
> argument passed to emake install, for example:
> 
> src_install() {
> emake DESTDIR="${D}" init_d_path="/usr/share/doc/${PF}/examples" install
> dodoc README
> }
> 
> So you are /forced/ to write entire src_install() while you only want to
> append one argument to emake install.
> 
> The current workaround for this is to use EXTRA_EMAKE from ebuild, but I
> find this rather ugly (if not even forbidden by some PMS magic?)
> 
> Can we make econf in src_configure, emake in src_compile, and emake
> install in src_install accept arguments "$@" in EAPI=5, please?
> 
> Relavent bug is http://bugs.gentoo.org/364343
> 
> - Samuli
> 

I find this a good idea and since it's optional it does not add
unnecessary complexity.


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