Bugday focus: Installation Manual
Topic 1: Respect toolchain variables - CC/CXX/CFLAGS/LDFLAGS/etc.
A lot of the ebuilds use incorrect toolchain variables causing esoteric problems, such as for cross-compiling, prefixes, LTO profiling, per-package workarounds, among many others.
These can generally be fixed by exporting the toolchain variables during the
src_configure using the
tc-export function from the toolchain-funcs.eclass.
Most of the bugs should be of this kind, with a quick 3 line diff. For more complicated bugs, please ask for assistance on #gentoo-bugday on freenode.
Open bugs for direct toolchain calls - https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=direct%20calls
Open bugs for not respecting flags - https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=does%20not%20respect
Topic 2: Check the installation manual
Search and fix bugs in the installation manual.
I still do not know how to start. Could you provide an example workflow?
Larry wants to fix one of his favourite packages.
- Larry picks one package in bug #705764
- Larry adds the bug number to the "looking at" column in his row in the Activity Tracker (and adds a row for himself if one does not already exist) so others can see this bug is being worked on
- net-misc/networkmanager: Fails to compile with -fno-common bug #706000
- check upstream - is there a fix?
- if there is, decide if a patch or a version bump makes more sense.
- download or write a patch, copy it to /etc/portage/patches and test it
- report upstream, and link the upstream bug/ticket in Gentoo's Bugzilla
- now that the task is completed, Larry should update the Activity Tracker by moving the bug number from the "looking at" column to the "completed" column
|Larry the Cow||fix bug #000001 bug #000002||bug #000001|
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