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Re: [O] patch org-mode Makefile - solve a couple debian build problems a

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: [O] patch org-mode Makefile - solve a couple debian build problems and a slackware build problem
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:04:10 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> writes:

> No I can't provide any patch that works with all distros.  I don't have 
> all distros available to me; not all Linux distros are accessible for 
> screen reader users either.  I use screen reading software just to use a 
> computer and I don't have all distros even under the category of distros 
> that are accessible yet.

I think there are build services that can simulate different
architectures and (maybe) distros. I wonder whether SuSE's build farm
could help you out here.


I am sure there are hosted services out there particularly to cater to
this need. You only need to talk to some folks who do packaging and they
will be able to point you to or lend some machine in the cloud that you
can use for deployment.

Why bother about Makefile etc for installing. Just use Emacs
package-manager for installing.

M-x list-packages.

You need Emacs-24.? though.

I am sure you can take your initiative a step further and send a feeler
to folks in the distros mailing list.

> To use org-mode default uncomment /usr/local as prefix for all systems 
> that put emacs stuff or some emacs stuff under /usr/local.  For 
> Slackware and Debian though, /usr/local isn't in the load-paths.  The 
> install-info part of the patch was using debian's install-info program 
> all along and that was apparently depricated in favor of ginstall-info.  
> That change will effect other distros into the future as they update 
> their packages.  The org-mode default would be to uncomment install-info 
> choice but debian squeeze needs ginstall-info uncommented.  There's 
> another reason I can't provide better patches.  The Makefile structure 
> itself.  I wrote code earlier which tested if [ -r /etc/debian_version 
> ]; then and took action if that was true but putting it into the 
> variables section of the Make file and running make caused make to freak 
> out on me with the complaint that commands were in the variables 
> section.  Apparently Makefile structure and COBOL share some 
> similarities and not the good ones.
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2011, Bastien wrote:
>> Hi Jude,
>> I infer this patch will break most non-debian/slackware configs.
>> Could you provide a patch that works for *every* distro, including 
>> debian and slackware?
>> Thanks!
>> Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> writes:
>> > diff -c a//Makefile b//Makefile
>> > *** a//Makefile    2011-07-05 21:05:08.000000000 -0400
>> > --- b//Makefile    2011-07-05 21:05:21.000000000 -0400


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