Make a checkout target for the build system

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
11 months ago

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(Reporter: bent.mozilla, Unassigned)

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Spun off from bug 380846.

XULRunner apps that have a libxul-sdk shouldn't have to check out all the source code just to use the build system. We need to make a checkout target for just the build system and its dependencies.

Comment 1

11 years ago
We should factor that requirement with the l10n-checkout target in client.mk.

Comment 2

11 years ago
Created attachment 295226 [details]
file list

With this list of files, I can build, package and install my XR app on:
* linux (debian/unstable);
* w32 (msvc 2005 Express + PSDK 2003 R2).

Comment 3

11 years ago
I doubt that many of those files are necessary, in particular the version.txt files and the nspr ones. You may get warnings or errors if those are missing, but that shouldn't be tragic.

I'm using a smaller list of files for l10n-checkout, http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/client.mk#905, though I think it'd make sense to add mozilla/Makefile.in, too.

Comment 4

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> I doubt that many of those files are necessary, in particular the version.txt
> files and the nspr ones. You may get warnings or errors if those are missing,
> but that shouldn't be tragic.
> 
> I'm using a smaller list of files for l10n-checkout,
> http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/client.mk#905, though I think it'd make
> sense to add mozilla/Makefile.in, too.

I agree that list is not minimal, but these 4 are critical:
./toolkit/mozapps/installer/package-name.mk
./toolkit/mozapps/installer/packager.mk
./xpcom/xpcom-config.h.in
./xpcom/xpcom-private.h.in

And not having nsprpub/configure means heavy workarounds like --with-system-nspr.

Updated

10 years ago
Blocks: 468835
The build system doesn't have support for checking anything out anymore.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Updated

11 months ago
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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