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

Andrew Wilkins via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun May 1 18:07:31 PDT 2016

On Sun, 1 May 2016 at 16:12 Amaury SECHET <deadalnix at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 ?

Yes, it is Debian-owned. When I made the changes to use CMake, I sent
patches directly to Sylvestre Ledru (CCd), who maintains the
LLVM/Clang/etc. packages for Debian.

FWIW, I second Reid's sentiment about having things like "not" in the
standard $PATH. They are there in the older versions of LLVM, albeit with
version suffixes (e.g. /usr/bin/not-3.7). If it's possible, it would be
nice to hide them away in /usr/lib/llvm-<version>/bin, or perhaps a
utils-specific directory. I think it would then just be a matter of adding
that to $PATH before running lit tests.

I would offer to help write patches, but you would be at the mercy of my
near non-existent availability.


>> 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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