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Bug 255673

Summary: sci-mathematics/maxima: automake called by maintainer-mode
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo Science Mathematics related packages <sci-mathematics>
Severity: QA CC: frp.bissey, grozin, n-roeser
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 226305    
Attachments: Build log

Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-20 18:18:51 UTC

You're receiving this canned (template-based) bug report because I found a problem with a package during my tinderbox run.

The package in question is running automake (and most likely other autotools) during compile phase by maintainer-mode. You can see in my blog post in the URL field why that's a problem, and how to address the issue, but in general, you don't want maintainer-mode rebuild during compile phase, especially since it can cause multiple run of econf.

The causes of maintainer-mode rebuild are various, but most likely it's because of a patch that changes or and don't rebuild autotools properly. The way to fix this is almost always to inherit autotools eclass and run eautomake/eautoreconf (as needed; eautoconf should only be used when automake is not involved, which is not the case here) during src_unpack phase.

Comment 1 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-20 18:19:17 UTC
Created attachment 179106 [details]
Build log
Comment 2 Sébastien Fabbro (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-01-13 17:31:38 UTC

Is this resolved in recent versions of maxima?
Comment 3 François Bissey 2010-01-31 21:35:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is this resolved in recent versions of maxima?
I don't see any call to maintainer mode in my build logs of
maxima. I just had a look at the ebuild and files are
touched without ever calling eautoreconf (I'll have to have a look
at the source to see the corresponding .am files).
Worse a makefile is touched during src_configure while
there is also src_prepare.

I think we don't see a second run of configure because
maintainer mode has been switched off upstream rather than by us
doing the right thing in the ebuild.
Comment 4 Justin Lecher (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-24 12:08:11 UTC
I assume this to be fixed.
Comment 5 Justin Lecher (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-27 12:35:54 UTC
Seems not to be fixed.
Comment 6 François Bissey 2010-06-29 10:03:24 UTC
OK I put an ebuild for maxima-5.20.1 in the overlay that has a solution
for this problem. I uploaded this version because that was the latest
when I started to work on this problem and we need this version in sage.
I will port the fix to 5.18 (stable) and 5.21 (latest) later.
But I wanted to put something in the overlay that show how it works.

I had some trouble finishing maxima-wish.patch - stupid syntax problem
with ac_arg_with I can't believe it took me almost 5 months to get around it.
I had a simpler version of that patch but I decided to go with something
that would work with use_with.
Comment 7 Andrey Grozin gentoo-dev 2010-09-17 11:33:26 UTC
Fixed in maxima-5.22.1.ebuild by importing Francois' improvements from the science overlay.