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I'm trying to enhance the mapserver ebuild to support building no CGI at
all. The software can be built as extension for many programming
languages and a CGI is not strictly necessary.
It was suggested in #gentoo-web on freenode that I should use the 'cgi'
USE flag for this purpose. I wrapped all calls to webapp functionality
with `if use cgi` or an equivalent, but then I'm getting at the very end
of the build process:
| >>> Original instance of package unmerged safely.
| * This ebuild did not call webapp_src_install() at the end
| * of the src_install() function
| * Please log a bug on http://bugs.gentoo.org
| * You should use emerge -C to remove this package, as the
| * installation is incomplete
| !!! ERROR: sci-geosciences/mapserver-4.10.0 failed.
| Call stack:
| ebuild.sh, line 1595: Called qa_call 'pkg_postinst'
| environment, line 4827: Called pkg_postinst
| ebuild.sh, line 1304: Called webapp_pkg_postinst
| webapp.eclass, line 462: Called die
| !!! Ebuild did not call webapp_src_install() - report to http://bugs.gentoo.org
| !!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.
| !!! A complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/sci-geosciences/mapserver-4.10.0/temp/build.log'.
| !!! FAILED postinst: 1
| !!! This ebuild is from an overlay: '/home/dirk/overlay'
When I do run the webapp_src_install() function, I get at the end:
| * Running //usr/sbin/webapp-config -I -h localhost -u root -d /mapserver mapserver 4.10.0
| * Fatal error: Your configuration file sets the server type "Apache"
| * Fatal error: but the corresponding package does not seem to be installed!
| * Fatal error: Please "emerge >=net-www/apache-1.3" or correct your settings.
| * Fatal error(s) - aborting
| * Running //usr/sbin/webapp-cleaner -p -C mapserver
The only solution I have found so far is to wrap 'inherit webapp' with
`use cgi` everything works, but then my ebuild gets rejected, because
that would prevent metacaching as was pointed out to me at bugzilla.
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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