[ITP] mlcscope-14.1.8 (Attempt 2)

Dave & Diane daveanddiane@kringlecottage.com
Tue Aug 8 04:49:00 GMT 2006


>> I have placed the packages to be reviewed at
>> http://www.lowtechnet.com/cscope :
>> http://www.lowtechnet.com/cscope/mlcscope-14.1.8-1-src.tar.bz2
>> http://www.lowtechnet.com/cscope/mlcscope-14.1.8-1.tar.bz2
>> http://www.lowtechnet.com/cscope/setup.hint
> [no GTG] There's still no README in CYGWIN-PATCHES and no instructions 
> how to build from src. You have to look into the binary packaged
> /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/mlcscope-14.1.8.README to get a hint.

> [good] The binary is now correspondent to cscope, that is does recurse 
> into the given dir to scan for all know sourcefile extensions.
> Previously you had to prepend this with a find pipe, which was awkward 
> given that it should have known about multiple languages.
I never changed anything in this department. I'm just repackaging 
mlcscope and applying the patch to change cscope: to mlcscope: in the 
output. I don't understand why this is working differently for you now.

> [minor] There's still the empty homepage dir in the src pkg and also 
> under src/homepage.
Have removed the empty dirs.

> [no GTG] Following the build instructions in mlcscope-14.1.8.README:
>   From /usr/src unpack mlcscope-X-src.tar.bz2
>     if you use setup to install this src package, it will be
>      unpacked under /usr/src automatically
>   cd /usr/src/mlcscope-X/src
>   make build install
> $ tar xfj mlcscope-14.1.8-1-src.tar.bz2
> $ cd mlcscope-14.1.8-1/src
> $ make build
> make: *** No rule to make target `build'.  Stop.
> That has to fixed into
>   cd /usr/src/mlcscope-X
>   make build install
Oh stupid me. Fixed.

> [minor] We prefer now to have the html docs in
> /usr/share/doc/mlcscope-14.1.8/html

> So please fix the README and add it to the src package.

I created a  
usr/src/mlcscope-14.1.8-1/CYGWIN-PATCHES/mlcscope-14.1.8.README file 
with the build instructions and some info about what the patch does.

> BTW: It still would be much easier to use cygport.
> The cscope-15.5-1.cygport file is this:
> DESCRIPTION="developer's tool for browsing source code"
> HOMEPAGE="http://cscope.sourceforge.net/"
> SRC_URI="http://puzzle.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/cscope/${PN}-${PV}.tar.gz" 
> cygport cscope-15.5-1.cygport get almostall

I am not trying to package the sourceforge version of cscope. I am 
packaging the Lucent version of mlcscope. Given the state of the source 
package from Lucent, I do not think that cygport is sufficent. For 
example, it can't automatically change the source to output mlcscope as 
the program name, and delete the cscalls and cscope man pages as you 

I tried using cygport on mlcscope:

$ cat mlcscope-14.1.8.cygport
DESCRIPTION="developer's tool for browsing source code"

Shared@TOSHIBALAPTOP /usr/src/newcscope/cygport
$ cygport mlcscope-14.1.8.cygport get almostall
           => `cscope.tar.gz'
Resolving www1.bell-labs.com...
Connecting to www1.bell-labs.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [application/octet-stream]

    [                                              <=>        ] 
1,492,307    150.22K/s            

23:40:41 (137.47 KB/s) - `cscope.tar.gz' saved [1492307]

 >>> Preparing mlcscope-14.1.8-mlcscope-mlcscope-14.1.8
*** Info: gnupg must be installed in order to check signatures.
 >>> Unpacking source cscope.tar.gz
 >>> Mirroring sources
 >>> Compiling mlcscope-14.1.8-mlcscope-mlcscope-14.1.8
autoreconf-2.5x: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf-2.5x: `configure.ac' or `configure.in' is required
*** ERROR: autoreconf-2.5x failed
 >>> Installing mlcscope-14.1.8-mlcscope-mlcscope-14.1.8
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
*** ERROR: make install DESTDIR failed
 >>> Packaging mlcscope-14.1.8-mlcscope-mlcscope-14.1.8
 >>> Creating binary package(s)
tar: *: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
*** ERROR: Binary package creation failed

This is why I creating my own packaging script for mlcscope. For me, 
creating my own packaging script was easier than repackaging the source 
so that cygport worked. I'm sure cygport works great for sourceforge 
cscope, but that is not what I'm porting, and offering to become the 
maintainer of at this time. Maybe I can take on that challenge at a 
later date.

I have updated the packages on the website if you could find the time to 
take another look.



Diane & Dave
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