[llvm-dev] Status of the official LLVM APT repositories

Amaury SECHET via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun May 1 01:11:52 PDT 2016

Some update on this.

2016-04-12 18:48 GMT-07:00 Andrew Wilkins <axwalk at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 at 09:38 Amaury SECHET <deadalnix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd be happy to do it, but this is a bit much high level for me to be
>> actionable. Can you explain me what I should do to reintroduce them int he
>> debian packaging ?
> On the CMake side, I'm not sure. I think it's just a matter of using the
> "install()" functions to install them into the appropriate place in the
> tree. They weren't installed by CMake in the first place; I was going to do
> that, which is when I was told they shouldn't be distributed.
Turns out, these executable are installed when using -DLLVM_INSTALL_UTILS=1
with cmake, so that simplify this.

> For Debian packaging, there are a few things.
> 1) revive the llvm-X.Y-tools.* files, which were in LLVM 3.7. See:
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-llvm/llvm-toolchain/branches/3.7/debian/
> .

This is where I'm not sure how to proceed. How do I contribute to that
repository ? Is that debian owned ? What is the process to submit a patch ?

> 2) add the llvm-X.Y-tools entry back into control. Compare
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-llvm/llvm-toolchain/branches/3.7/debian/control?revision=1843&view=markup
>  and
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-llvm/llvm-toolchain/branches/3.8/debian/control?revision=1881&view=markup
> .
> 3) update the "rules" script as necessary to support the above, copying
> files into the places that the Debian package layout expects
> HTH,
> Andrew
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