CFR: patch to cleanup usage of SRC_BASE in various ports

Ganael LAPLANCHE ganael.laplanche at
Tue Nov 30 21:35:14 UTC 2010

On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:09:35 -0600, Ade Lovett wrote

Hi Ade, hi Mark !

> > Patch incorporating these suggestions, along with some other edge
> > cases I found, uploaded:
> > 
> >
> Trivial addition to Mk/ to prevent duplication of 
> SRC_BASE?= ... in individual port Makefiles.

Good patches, thanks ! But couldn't we extend this idea ?

Most of the time, ${SRC_BASE} is used to check whether some file
(mostly ${SRC_BASE}/sys/Makefile) exists or not, to return, 
most of the time, the same error : 
"you need to extract kernel source tree before building this package"
It would be interesting to provide something like :

USE_BASE= yes 
Which would do the following :
 => defines ${SRC_BASE}
 => checks for ${SRC_BASE}/sys/Makefile
 => provides a standard error msg if not found

or, if set to something other than yes :

USE_BASE= some/file/within/src_base
 => defines ${SRC_BASE}
 => check for ${SRC_BASE}/some/file/within/src_base
 => provides a standard error msg if not found

Thus, we would avoid having the same tests again and again, and be 
able to provide more "standard" messages...

What do you think ?

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