Ticket #347 (closed todo: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

improve install_files for binaries

Reported by: rurban Owned by: rurban
Priority: major Milestone: 1.1
Component: install Version:
Severity: medium Keywords:
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Patch status: rejected Platform: all

Description (last modified by rurban) (diff)

Currently the logic to install installables is not satisfactory and leads too easily to hard to detect errors.

There's no error when a installable_ version is missing.

First the ordinary binaries are installed, then in a second step those are overwritten by the installable_* versions.


  • For all binaries with matching installable_* binary, copy only the installable_ binary and do not attempt to copy the build_specific variant at all. This is too fragile.
  • print a warning if a matching bin installable_ version is not found in the MANIFEST files (such as scripts)
  • fail with an error if the installable is missing or could not be copied.


tt347-install_files.patch Download (1.8 KB) - added by rurban 13 years ago.

Change History

Changed 13 years ago by rurban

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Changed 13 years ago by rurban

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Changed 13 years ago by rurban

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Changed 13 years ago by rurban

Changed 13 years ago by allison

  • status changed from assigned to closed
  • resolution set to fixed
  • patch set to rejected

Patch rejected. All that's needed to prevent the non-installable versions of the binaries from being installed and then overwritten is to remove the "[main]bin" flag from them in MANIFEST.generated. Done in r38393.

You can't have an error if X file isn't found in the manifest, because the manifest *is* the list of files to install (you'd be comparing the manifest to itself, which will always be true).

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