[Kst] Re: cmake
Matthew D Truch
matt at truch.net
Sat Feb 19 03:03:46 CET 2011
>> A few more cmake buildsystem issues (on Linux)...
>> Is there a way to disable the rpaths? In Fedora they are generally
Thanks for that option.
>> libkstcore.so and libkstmath.so have invalid SONAMEs.
> Is it better now? it uses 2 as version number, or should we use the
> complete number 2.0.3?
Yes, they are now proper. Thanks.
>> Furthermore, they call glibc's exit() which is odd for a library.
> Yes, we should remove it. It slipped in with low level C code.
>> PS - cmake is so, so much nicer to package than the previous system.
> Great to hear you like it!
So much better. I can't say that enough. Thanks.
Even more comments/concerns:
Now it seems that kst2 is a symlink which points to kst2-2.0.3 (which
the version number is set to). This seems odd to me. Is this a new
All the kst plugins are currently installed in /usr/plugins
(PREFIX/plugins). This is not compliant with the FHS. I think the
proper location would be anywhere under /usr/lib, and a private
directory for kst is probably the best practice. I think it would be
best, therefore, to put all plugins in /usr/lib/kst/
(PREFIX/KST_LIB_DIR/kst). If that isn't possible, then please make a
cmake option to allow one to set the plugins path.
The main desktop files for kst are not-compliant. I'm not sure if this
is some specific Fedora thing, or in general; I'll look into it
further, but if anyone has any specific feelings on the subject I wanted
to bring this forward now.
I think the Build Summary should explicitly list the kst_install_libdir
if it has been set (just like it lists the prefix as the "installation
And if that wasn't enough, some questions:
What specifically does the "kst_release" option do?
What specifically does the "kst_test" option do? Presumably it builds
the test-suite (does it exist?). Does it also run the test suite?
"Party on Wayne; Party on Garth. -- Wayne's World"
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
matt at truch.net
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