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bug #61337: Modularity/dependence of basic software packages

Submitted by:  Boud Roukema <boud>
Submitted on:  Tue 12 Oct 2021 11:50:40 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 12 Oct 2021 11:50:40 PM UTC, original submission:  

This is a spinoff from https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?61026 . I think that this should probably be a perennial bug, unless we find a systematic way of solving it. It seems to me that we have always had this problem generically.

The problem is that if one of the 'basic.mk' software packages is removed, and './project configure --existing-conf' is run, quite often the build will fail because the 'make' rules in 'basic.mk' do not completely reflect the true dependences in our bootstrapping procedure. So the user either has to guess what other packages to remove, or has to do a completely fresh install (download/configure/compile/install = 'configure').

Tracing these bugs would probably require keeping the buggy installs frozen, and debugging them could be quite heavy.

61026 has one example:

(1) removing coreutils and doing './project configure --existing-conf' with coreutils-9.0 led to a 'libbsd' compile error, with some error lines listed at https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?61026 (Mon 04 Oct 2021 10:34:32 PM UTC, comment #7).

There is an associated error (that looks familiar) with mpfr:

make[3]: Entering directory '/BUILD/software/build-tmp/mpfr-4.0.2/tests'
make[4]: Entering directory '/BUILD/software/build-tmp/mpfr-4.0.2/tests'
FAIL: tversion
PASS: tabort_prec_max
PASS: tassert
PASS: tabort_defalloc1
PASS: tabort_defalloc2

Boud Roukema <boud>
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