[Lumiera] Question about scons and backporting asciidoc

Christian Thaeter ct at pipapo.org
Sun Feb 26 08:48:35 CET 2012

Am Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:57:12 +0100
schrieb Christian Thaeter <ct at pipapo.org>:

> Hi Ichthyo,
> I am working again on the new builddrone implementation and come along
> scons now, with autotools I can build a project in very small steps
> and produce reports about these (testing with nobug here, spare your
> rants about autotools :P). That is, I can check for bootstrap,
> configure, make (main program), make the tests, running the tests etc.
> Mostly this works in scons too, but scons has no bootstrap and
> configure stage (which is good, no doubt) but still it checks for
> dependencies implicitly when building. Is there some way to factor
> these dependency checks out (maybe by some empty build target)? There
> is no much urge for this, builddrone could just generate prettier
> reports when it can build the project in small steps.

Ok found out, that was easy:
 env.Alias ('none')

going to commit that unless you have another idea

> Another question: how hard would it be to backport asciidoc and put a
> debian package into our depot (note: this is just informal, I didn't
> even tried if the wheezy package could be installed in squeeze
> already). Simon helped with setting up a improved builddrone website
>  http://builddrone.pipapo.org/
> and we stomped on some nasty old asciidoc bugs, which we now worked
> around but it would be somewhat nice to have a fixed version installed
> on our server.
> 	Christian
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