[rust-dev] RFC: Future of the Build System

Jan Niklas Hasse jhasse at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 14:31:00 PST 2014


Am 14.01.2014 23:11, schrieb Lee Braiden:
> On 14/01/14 20:51, George Makrydakis wrote:
>>
>> That would be a good start. But are you advocating that it should be 
>> third party tools thatcshould be given guidelines on how to comply? 
>> What would be their incentive to do so? Or should this be used as a 
>> basis for creating a prototype deploying duch information... which 
>> would inevitably ask again:
>>
>> Should Rust have its own build tool, given your proposal of 
>> standardized representational information ? Dealing with such 
>> metadata forces you to design a new system.
>>
>
> I guess I'm saying that, no matter what solution you choose:
>
> a) People will want their own version, either because they know and 
> prefer something else, OR just because they run, say, debian, and it 
> manages 26000 packages on their system, and they want Rust to be 
> managed that way too.**

I don't understand what debian's package manager has to do with a build 
system?

There's no reason why

apt-get install librust-sdl2-dev

shouldn't work, no matter what rust-sdl2 uses for building itself. The 
package will just contain a rlib file and put it inside 
/usr/lib/rustlib/<target-triple>/.
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