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Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:04:32 +0100
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Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org> writes:

> On Fri, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:19, Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com> wrote:
>> FWIW, for libvirt we decided that despite lack of distro support,
>> there was not a compelling reason to bundle meson, because it is
>> really trivial for users to update. e.g. just "pip install".
>>    pip install meson --user
>>    meson build
>>    ninja -C build
> I really hate software build instructions that want me to
> "just pip install" something. I know nothing about the
> python out-of-distro packaging process and I don't want
> the python thing I had to install to build software X
> to be lurking around on my system forever being picked
> up and used by random other stuff...

I have the same feeling (although I'm a bit of hypocrite given the 7
binaries in .local/bin I have). This was the reason we pushed to have
avocado build itself in a venv as part of the build system. I don't see
meson can't do something similar if it has to (although the git
submodule probably works just as well).

> thanks
> -- PMM

Alex Bennée

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