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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: [Mini-HOWTO] Colormake - colored make output, also in emerge Reply with quote

Because I find this funny and less-boring to stare at, I found a way to get colored make output. It's not in portage but here's the codebit to get it working, partially used some debian magic to get it going. (Hey, finally some code without loads of explaining! ;))

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Ok well, a little bit of explaining might be in order. So here goes. I have /usr/local/bin set in my PATH environment variable, set before the usual /usr/bin andsoforth. PATH order preference goes from left to right, so make sure you have /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin. Example for a user, ie. not root:
Code:
export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games"


root usually has /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin in that order, each one before their 'bin'-variant.

Here's how to get colored make output system-wide. Perform as root:
Code:
wget http://bre.klaki.net/programs/colormake/colormake-0.2.tar.gz
tar zxvf colormake-0.2.tar.gz
cd colormake
cp colormake.pl /usr/local/bin
cat > /usr/local/bin/colormake <<EOF
#!/bin/bash
#
# Wrapper around make, to colorize it's output and pipe through less.
# Jumps to the first gcc error that occurs during the build process.
# After a debian example.

/usr/bin/make "$@" 2>&1 | /usr/local/bin/colormake.pl
exit ${PIPESTATUS[0]}
EOF
chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/colormake
ln -s /usr/local/bin/colormake /usr/local/bin/make

This should make it work without problems, yet with easy re traceable steps might anything go wrong. (Re-)emerge an application to try it out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So no one's interested? :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am! I would also like to figure out how to get colorgcc (in portage) to work as well, but I believe that these two programs do the same thing so colorgcc is not really important.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonicbhoc wrote:
I am! I would also like to figure out how to get colorgcc (in portage) to work as well, but I believe that these two programs do the same thing so colorgcc is not really important.


:)

Yeah colorgcc doesn't show colored gcc commands, only errors and warnings in colors (iirc!)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: ebuild!!!!!! Reply with quote

hi!
it would be nice to have an ebuild for this. you may then submit it for portage tree
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Warning: Breaks "make menuconfig" Reply with quote

I just ran into an issue with "make menuconfig" not formatting or accepting keycodes correctly, and realized it was because colormake screws it up. Beware :)

Just specify the full path to the "real" make if you have issues, like "/usr/bin/make menuconfig"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also there's a problem with 'linux-info.eclass' calling make in function 'getfilevar()' like this:
Code:
make M="${S}" ${BUILD_FIXES} -s -f - 2>/dev/null

which in turn breaks kernel version string so ebuilds for kernel modules can't work anymore :)
again - just specify the full path - '/usr/bin/make M="${S}"...'
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pota wrote:
Also there's a problem with 'linux-info.eclass' calling make in function 'getfilevar()' like this:
Code:
make M="${S}" ${BUILD_FIXES} -s -f - 2>/dev/null

which in turn breaks kernel version string so ebuilds for kernel modules can't work anymore :)
again - just specify the full path - '/usr/bin/make M="${S}"...'

Wow, that's nice to know. I ran into that problem as well, and thought it was a bug in the eclass. I've deleted the make->colormake link since the benefits don't seem to be worth the trouble it can cause.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are still around, have a look at hmake from blender project.
Code:
https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender/source/tools/hmake/hmake
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