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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] autogen.sh: tell user the correct make command

On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 06:32:07PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
On Tue, 2017-07-04 at 16:22 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
When autogen.sh finishes it helpfully prints
   "Now type 'make' to compile libvirt."
which is fine if on a host with GNU make, but on *BSD running
'make' will end in tears. We should tell users to run 'gmake'
on these platforms. If 'gmake' doesn't exist then we should
report an error too
   "GNU make is required to build libvirt"
Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
  autogen.sh | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
  1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/autogen.sh b/autogen.sh
index d5d836a..1e99ce8 100755
--- a/autogen.sh
+++ b/autogen.sh
@@ -193,4 +193,21 @@ else

I'd move this 'echo' to the bottom as well.

-echo "Now type 'make' to compile libvirt."
+# Make sure we can find GNU make and tell the user
+# the right command to run
+make -v | grep "GNU Make" 1>/dev/null 2>&1

This doesn't catch stderr for the make invocation, and
FreeBSD's make doesn't support the -v flag so you'll
end up with a bunch of spurious output. You can use

  make -v 2>&1 | grep -q "GNU Make"


+if test $? = 0

You're not using $? for anything else, so you can just
have the command above as condition for 'if'.


The rest of the file puts 'then' on the same line as
'if', please keep it consistent.

+    MAKE=make
+    which gmake 1>/dev/null 2>&1

also I believe `which` is not POSIX-guaranteed, you should use `type` instead.

+    if test $? = 0
+    then

Same comments as above. Additionally, you don't need
to mention fd 1 explicitly when redirecting stdout,
just '>/dev/null' is enough and looks less weird.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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