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[opensuse-buildservice] Proposal: Add LSB Symbol generation to the openSUSE build system.
  • From: Darren Davis <ddavis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:17:30 -0600
  • Message-id: <46D83F1A.304@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hello Build Team,

I have a proposal. I am working with the LSB (and ISP RAS) on a project to improve their symbol data in their database for ISV applications. If you look at their project ( http://ispras.linux-foundation.org/index.php/Main_Page ), you will see they have an LSB Application Test Kit (ATK). An application writer can have symbol data from their application submitted to the LSB Infrastructure Project DB. Currently, they have PERL scripts that use utilities like 'readelf' to extract the symbol information. They also have a web front end to make it easy to submit the data. The goal is that with symbol data from a broad set of applications, that better decisions can be made about what APIs are being used (and can be standardized) by the LSB.

The LSB (and Markus Rex) would like us to run these scripts to get the symbol data to add to the LSB database. It seems to me that it would be easier (and quicker) to add the scripts to the openSUSE build system. I would envision a check box that could be selected from the openSUSE build interface that would say "Generate LSB Symbol data files", to make it optional if people would like. Then, as part of the build, the symbol files would be generated and available for the LSB (ISP RAS) engineers to grab and put into the database.

Thoughts?

Thanks for your time,

Darren

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