RPSL automation

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at mmc.com.au
Sun Jun 14 11:10:43 UTC 2009

Nice work Nick.  I'll try and grab and compile it to see how it goes for us.


Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 08/06/2009 01:05, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>> I can't see a whole load of reason to have three separate but very
>> similar configure scripts, two of which have some really silly bugs.
>> Would anyone object if I reduce these to a single configure script? This
>> will allow freebsd and solaris to be fixed properly by putting in proper
>> lex / bison configuration detection.
> Ok, I'm pretty much finished on the cruft-cleanout branch now (r266).
> Recent highlights:
> - directory structure substantially reorganised.  Core is completely 
> gone. The remains were moved into librpsl and libnormalform, and 
> Core/gnu has been moved into the gnug++ directory, which was then 
> renamed "dataset".
> - src/rpsl/rpsl moved to src/rpsl, so that the directory structure is 
> fully consistent.  Now, all lib and executable directories hang 
> directly off src/.
> - removed BirdWhoisClient::getSourceOrigin() and consequently the 
> entire StringBuffer class and associated files.
> - fixed ticket/22 properly rather than using an ugly hack.
> - autoconf stuff has been rebuilt from the ground up, and the system 
> is now based on autoconf2.62.  Removed lots of files for this, 
> including config.h.in and aclocal.h.  Really only left configure.in 
> (which was renamed to configure.ac)
> - replaced entire make system with automake.  This simplifies the 
> makefile configuration drastically and does lots of things like 
> sensible library handling and so forth.  It also enables parallel makes.
> - libtoolized the entire system and wrapped all libraries into a 
> single libirrtoolset.a.  While this isn't necessary now, at some stage 
> in the future, it might be nice to have a shared libirrtoolset.so 
> library instead of a static lib with large binaries.
> - reorganised the versioning code so that everything now depends on 
> the version number in configure.ac.  bumped version to 4.9.0-alpha1.
> - moved all man pages to their respective places in src/.   Renamed 
> Errors man page to be irrtoolset-errors.
> - renamed "RtConfig" to rtconfig.  You can now use "@rtconfig" on the 
> rtconfig command line too.  Think of the electrons that can be saved 
> here!
> - made lex yylineno handling more portable.
> - default to use libreadline on darwin, as this is part of the base 
> distribution.
> - code now compiles from SVN and dist without errors and runs on mac 
> os x, ubuntu9.10, freebsd7 and solaris 10.
> - added various distribution files without which, automake whinges and 
> gripes.
> - tested to ensure that "make dist" packages up the correct files and 
> produces a source distribution file which compiles and runs on the 
> various target distributions.
> - code line count is now 40455, down from 112392.  I.e. 64% of the 
> original code base is gone.
> There is up-to-date building information on:
> http://irrtoolset.isc.org/wiki/CruftCleanout
> I suggest that this branch may make a useful starting point for 
> further development and that we should consider merging it back into 
> trunk.
> This reorganisation has not been thoroughly tested and it's quite 
> likely that this sort of chainsaw treatment will cause a certain 
> amount of instability in the short term.  So, testers, please poke and 
> report back with any trouble.
> Nick
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