[Neko] Neko, MySQL, compile error
ncannasse at motion-twin.com
Thu Feb 1 20:10:24 CET 2007
> Obviously, assuring the correct version of dependencies is solved with the various package managers on linuxes. I've been wanting to propose something for assuring dependencies for neko-based haxelibs that link against external libraries, but haven't gotten around to trying/verifying it (yet). I'm thinking of a small tool (could be a haxelib) that interfaces to the local package manager (or provides some installation method on platforms without a package mgr). The tool would require metafiles for external libraries (much like the metafiles in .debs or .rpms), containing some URLs and a list of dependency libs. Then,
> * on Windows, it would fetch the project's public win32 binary .zip and unpack the DLLs to a haxe-specific LDPATH
> * on OSX, it would get the (x86 *or* ppc) fink package (a .deb) and do the same.
> * on linuxen, it *could* interface with the local package managers (although i'd like it to not require root privileges), or alternatively (or as a fallback) try to link a simple test against the specified lib and prompt the user to install the dependency manually (if it fails).
> Such a tool could well be thought as an extension to haxelib. It would enable haxelibs to resolve their dependencies in platform-specific ways (and avoid binary redistribution of things that are mostly already installed on linuxen, like GTK).
> What do you think, is that a good idea?
I'm not so sure. Running aptget requires root access, so users would
have to sudo haxelib. I prefer to have the haxelib say which libraries
need to be installed, at least right now.
> Then, Nicolas, could we have an official source distribution for haXe? It's kind of essential to have for source-based package managers (like gentoo ebuilds). I disgress compiling from CVS (if it aint neccessary).
The problem is that haXe depends on several small libraries, which
shouldn't be included in haXe source distribution, but are not released
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