xorg/driver/xf86-input-evdev: [PATCH] Correct make distchek using the same solution used in other packages.

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 14:04:25 PST 2009

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Paulo César Pereira de Andrade
<pcpa at mandriva.com.br> wrote:
>  These cases should really be addressed in a different
> way, as the addition of a option that is only useful to
> pass distcheck is wrong.

For the patch, please use backticks (``) rather than $() for command
substitution since it's more portable. Also, please use the variable
$PKG_CONFIG. PKG_CHECK_MODULES (more specifically,
PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG) has already looked up the tool for us, and using
pkg-config directly means that we might not be honoring the user's
wishes. I know that's not how the app-defaults patches were handled,
but that doesn't make it right.

>  Another "cosmetic" thing that should be addressed is
> usage of something like:
>  First the automake macro says:
> Checking for XORG... yes
> while it should say something more like:
> Checking for xorg-server...
> Checking for xproto...
> or maybe in the same line, but not really a xorg issue,
> but a pkg-config issue?

That's how PKG_CHECK_MODULES works. I think it used to spit out all
the deps it's looking up, but it gets out of hand when there are a lot
of them (look at the xserver to see how many modules are used at
once). You can look in config.log to see the details if you need to.

> The AC_SUBST issue is because there is a lot of mixed usage
> in Makefiles of @XORG_CFLAGS@ and $(XORG_CFLAGS)

It doesn't usually matter in practice, but it's nicer to use the
variable $(var) rather than hardcoding the substitution so that a user
could override it if necessary:

make XORG_CFLAGS="-I/i/know/what/i_m/doing"


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