Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#9870 closed defect (fixed)

Clean up Cliquer's spkg-install

Reported by: drkirkby Owned by: leif
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-6.2
Component: packages: standard Keywords:
Cc: ncohen, mvngu Merged in:
Authors: Jeroen Demeyer Reviewers: Jean-Pierre Flori
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: 2ffeeb7 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab) Commit:
Dependencies: #14349 Stopgaps:

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Description (last modified by jdemeyer)

The spkg-install file for Cliquer could do with a lot of cleaning up. Some examples of the problems are:

  • There are flags set for the C++ and Fortran compilers, though the code is only C.
  • There's code to check for a mix of Sun and GNU compilers, which is pointless since there is only 1 compiler used.
  • Lots of unnecessary environment variables are set.
  • Use make instead of $MAKE.
  • Runs tests in spkg-install instead of spkg-check.

None of these issues are currently causing any problems, but should be resolved at some point

Change History (19)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by leif

  • Owner changed from GeorgSWeber to leif

To tranquilize Dave :-)

I've made several comments at tickets related to Cliquer, e.g. #9833 and #9871.

I think this should then be a follow-up of #9871, despite the numbers.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by drkirkby

  • Cc ncohen added
  • Component changed from build to linear programming

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by ncohen

Hello !

There is one technical question you can however answer. Do we need the binary file "cl" so it can be executed from the command line, or is the library sufficient?

No, the cl file is not used, and this is precisely what the Sage code included in cliquer is useful for : directly calling the library's functions with a Graph object using the Graph structure it expects to find, without having to create an ugly temporary file to call the executable on it :-)


comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by mvngu

  • Cc mvngu added

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by drkirkby

Leif, you were keen to take ownership of this. Has anything happened with it?


comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by drkirkby

I ask once again. Any chance of you sorting this out Leif, since you wanted to take ownership of it.


comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by jdemeyer

See #11227 for another issue with cliquer, unrelated to this ticket.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Authors set to Jeroen Demeyer
  • Component changed from linear programming to packages: standard
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Clean up Cliquer's Makefile and spkg-install to Clean up Cliquer's spkg-install

I'll tackle this.

comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Branch set to u/jdemeyer/ticket/9870
  • Modified changed from 01/16/14 13:34:00 to 01/16/14 13:34:00

comment:11 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Commit set to 5f55f5b15aeccc3c40f62585639b3ffa61852490
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

New commits:

f55a304python-sage work without cliquer patching (#14349)
aecdf29module_list: add cl.c to sources (#14349)
25edb2ftrac #14349: rebase on 6.1.beta4
6253068trac #14349: move cl.* to cliquer/
9f04e98Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/develop' into HEAD
5f55f5bClean up cliquer package

comment:12 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Dependencies set to #14349

comment:13 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:14 Changed 7 years ago by jpflori

  • Branch changed from u/jdemeyer/ticket/9870 to u/jpflori/ticket/9870
  • Commit changed from 5f55f5b15aeccc3c40f62585639b3ffa61852490 to 2ffeeb72890fc52b937b259f0f4ca6792a2d5b1d
  • Reviewers set to Jean-Pierre Flori

Don't know why trac was not able to merge the branch as I encountered no conflicts when merging it.

I've made a few changes to make the script more like the "new" scripts as described in the dev guide, you may not be happy with them and are very welcome to change them back. Otherwise let's positively review this ticket.

Anyway, I'm going to autotoolify cliquer, post it in a follow-up ticket and suggest it upstream. The Makefile is just too awful right now.

New commits:

92dd8c8Merge remote-tracking branch 'trac/develop' into ticket/9870
2ffeeb7Slight changes to cliquer install script.

comment:15 Changed 7 years ago by jpflori

I've sent an email upstream about the possibility of releasing an official version including some of the Debian's patches (;a=tree;f=debian/patches;hb=HEAD) and an autotoolified build system.

comment:16 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

I think set -e is a good thing and should be used more. So I reverted that change.

comment:17 Changed 7 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Branch changed from u/jpflori/ticket/9870 to u/jdemeyer/ticket/9870
  • Modified changed from 02/21/14 06:03:04 to 02/21/14 06:03:04

comment:18 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun

  • Branch changed from u/jdemeyer/ticket/9870 to 2ffeeb72890fc52b937b259f0f4ca6792a2d5b1d
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed

comment:19 Changed 7 years ago by jpflori

  • Commit 2ffeeb72890fc52b937b259f0f4ca6792a2d5b1d deleted

FYI, upstream has nicely answered my questions. They don't really mind cliquer being distributed in different forms in various places and don't plan on releasing any new upstream version "in the next ten years or so (or ever?)".

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