[Developers] Change to Cactus/lib/make/make.configuration

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Wed Aug 22 11:25:29 CDT 2007

Yes, that is the general idea.

"custom" would not work, since it is only one target.  I need  
several, one for each thorn library.  What about any suffix which  
begins with "custom" ("custom*"), with suitable pattern matching?


On Aug 22, 2007, at 11:04:12, Tom Goodale wrote:

> So the idea of this is to introduce a mechanism whereby you can  
> recurse
> over all thorns but not build them ?
> I think maybe having it called -custom might be a better name than
> .objectlist - as the idea is to allow some custom processing from a
> thorn's make.configuration.deps file, and Formaline just happens in  
> this
> instance to use it to generate an objectlist.
> Cheers,
> Tom
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007, Erik Schnetter wrote:
>> Thorn Formaline creates tarballs for all thorn source code.  Some
>> architectures, noticeably AIX, have rather strict limits on the  
>> length of a
>> command line, and Formaline can fail there if many thorns are used.
>> It is very difficult to work around this problem, since only make  
>> knows the
>> list of all thorns, and it cannot pass it to any shell function.   
>> This makes
>> it also impossible to write this make variable into a file.
>> One solution is to create a set of make rules, one rule per thorn,  
>> and then
>> call make recursively.  This happens in Formaline in  
>> make.configuration.deps,
>> which is called from Cactus/lib/make/make.configuration.
>> In order to make this work, the following lines need to be added to
>> Cactus/lib/make/make.configuration:
>> ifeq ($(suffix $(strip $(MAKECMDGOALS))), .objectlist)
>> -include $(CONFIG)/make.thornlist
>> endif
>> These lines are very similar to the existing lines:
>> ifeq ($(strip $(MAKECMDGOALS)),)
>> -include $(CONFIG)/make.thornlist
>> endif
>> ifeq ($(strip $(MAKECMDGOALS)), utils)
>> -include $(CONFIG)/make.thornlist
>> endif
>> ifeq ($(strip $(MAKECMDGOALS)), build)
>> -include $(CONFIG)/make.thornlist
>> endif
>> This introduces a special case to Cactus/lib/make/ 
>> make.configuration, which
>> treats all make goals ending in ".objectlist" specially.  At the  
>> moment, all
>> goals ending in "-utils" and "-build" are treated specially.
>> Is it okay to apply this patch?
>> -erik
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