[Pkg-fonts-devel] newer fontforge build scripts need active internet
vasudev at copyninja.info
Sun Mar 20 06:10:12 UTC 2016
Vasudev Kamath <vasudev at copyninja.info> writes:
> It looks like newer build system of fontforge as seen on latest release
> needs active interent connection to build it.
> Basically it has a script called bootstrap which tries to clone gnulib
> From their repository ¹. This is not accepted by the Debian build
> systems so I wonder how should we proceed.
> Also the packaging script provided in fontforge under
> Packaging/debian/cp-src/rules refer to invoking the bootstrap file
> before it begins the actuall configuration.
> I'm not really familiar with the fontforge build process and if some one
> has some insight on these and provide suggestion on how to proceed.
> If required we can file a bug in fontforge upstream to get more
> ¹ https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/blob/master/bootstrap
I did bit of experiment and if I link system gnulib from
/usr/share/gnulib into the source directory then the bootstrap won't try
to git clone gnulib into source folder.
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