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Re: ELPA -- making individual packages

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: ELPA -- making individual packages
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:36:55 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:
>> I just realized to my horror that my Gnorb package in ELPA barfs up
>> several screenfuls of warnings when it compiles. I'd like to fix those
>> warnings by compiling it with a clean batch Emacs, using the GNUmakefile
>> in the git repo, but my only option is to make *all* the packages at
>> once, and that fails almost immediately on cpio-mode.
>> Can "make" do catchall targets, where for instance I could say "make
>> gnorb" and make would check that "gnorb" isn't an existing target, and
>> the catchall target would say "if the directory "packages/gnorb" exists
>> then compile that, otherwise bail"?
>> I'm guessing the answer is no...
> AFAIK, the answer is indeed no.
> This has also been discussed in Bug#38140:
>     https://debbugs.gnu.org/38140

Ah, I missed that, thanks. Well, if it's not something that can be done
cleanly using existing "make" functionality, I don't think it's worth
hacking anything together. It's always possible to put something
together on the command line.


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