[Geany-Devel] multiterm should be disabled if no valac is found

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sun Apr 27 20:08:47 UTC 2014

Le 27/04/2014 21:24, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> On 14-04-27 05:39 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
>> $ ./autogen.sh
>> ...
>> checking for valac... valac
>> configure: WARNING: no proper vala compiler found
>> configure: WARNING: you will not be able to compile vala source files
>> ...
>> Plugins:
>> MultiTerm: yes
>> $ make
>> ...
>> make[3]: Entering directory
>> `/home/build/projects/plugins/testing/multiterm/src'
>> VALAC multiterm_la_vala.stamp
>> /bin/bash: valac: command not found
>> make[3]: *** [multiterm_la_vala.stamp] Error 127
>> I fetched a clean git, just to be sure there's no some older
>> configuration left.
> Yeah I guess AM_PROG_VALAC() just issues those warnings instead of
> failing as I'd have expected.
> In a perfect world, the generated *.[ch] files would be distributed and
> when compiling (from tarball at least) no Vala compiler would be required.

That's the very reason why the absence of valac doesn't trigger a
failure (hence disabling the plugin): because tarballs include the C
sources, and then valac isn't required unless you want to change the
Vala source.

I'm not sure what we can do here…  maybe magically detect it's not a
tarball and then require valac?  Not sure.


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