[csw-maintainers] gar, checkpkg and subversion ... bratislava?

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Mon Apr 23 22:30:43 CEST 2012

Excerpts from Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński's message of Mon Apr 23 16:25:32 -0400 2012:
> No dia 22 de Abril de 2012 22:32, Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> escreveu:
> > Something else to consider might be to have GAR ensure that the
> > environment is always clean instead of only during the important
> > phases.  A change to explicit export for all values.
> >
> It wouldn't be backward-compatible, so there is some potential for
> disruption for old recipes.

That is possible, yes.  The end result should be better recipes though.

> How could it be achieved, if at all? When you write your own rules,
> you always inherit the environment, unless you specifically clean
> it.

If GAR doesn't detect a specific variable in the environment, it
re-execs itself with a clean environment plus this value?  This should
be done before anything else is executed.  A better place to do it
would be within mgar though, which would give it (another!) advantage
over running GAR directly via gmake.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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