[patch] rpc headers installation

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius@rtems.org
Sat Jan 8 03:03:00 GMT 2011

On 01/07/2011 10:21 PM, Jeff Johnston wrote:
> On 01/06/2011 12:23 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Current newlib installs its public rpc/xdr headers and the xdr directory
>> unconditionally, independently of whether a target uses newlib's libxdr
>> or not.
>> This is an issue to RTEMS, because we currently don't use newlib's xdr,
>> but ship a libxdr of our own.
>> The patch below tries to address this issue by moving installation of
>> the rpc/xdr headers to libc/Makefile.am, such that these headers and the
>> include/rpc directory will only be installed if newlib's rpc is enabled.
>> Ralf
> I wonder if a more generic mechanism should be put in place.

I am not sure. The mechanism, I used for the xdr headers, is the 
standard automake approach.
> For example, I propose having a noinclude list which would contain a 
> list of header files that were not to be installed and these could be 
> removed at the end of header file processing in top-level newlib 
> Makefile.am.
If newlib was using the standard automake approach (I.e. explicit 
<xxxdir>_HEADERS+AM_CONDITIONALs), such lists would be implicitly coded 
into the Makefile.ams.

> This would make such changes as this much easier to perform in the 
> future by simply changing configure.host rather than having to make 
> further configuration changes in libc, etc..
> I have included a proposed patch that adds rpc/types.h and rpc/xdr.h 
> to the list if xdr_dir is not set.  If you don't object to it, please 
> try it out and let me know if I have missed anything.


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