[Libre-silicon-devel] KiCAD VLSI design

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Jan 23 11:48:31 CET 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, David Lanzendörfer <
david.lanzendoerfer at o2s.ch> wrote:

> Their build system sucks and it's virtually impossible to build a
> distribution
> package for it...

It's just cmake. There's nothing special. I got it up and running last year
on debian, spoke to jean-paul, and submitted patches, which were accepted.

Now, yes, boost is a bitch on steroids, the people who created it should be
castrated or something suitably painful as a way to reflect the level of
pain that they've inflicted on others through their thoughtless lack of
proper strategic planning on API changes.  I believe I have had up to EIGHT
f**bbn versions of libboost simultaneously installed at some point.
Absolute insanity.


If i recall correctly I set up a debian/stable chroot in order to get out
of the hell that is boost.

The normal way that this is dealt with in debian is to use the
auto-chroot-build debian developer tools. This guarantees a consistent
clean environment. I forget the name of the tool, so did the chroot

The patches that I added were down to strange spurious changes to the
linker phase of upstream cmake or dependencies.  Cant recall the details
but I had to list all of the libraries manually even those that had aleady
been linked in to other shared libraries.

On ubuntu they allow shared libraries to recursively pull in their
dependent shared libraries into the executable being linked.

It was a pain in the ass to track down, but should be fine, now.


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