Notes on adding a check-out option to builds

  • needed for sim-recon, hdds, ccdb, and jana
  • two tags: version and url, mutually exclusive, drive access method
    • if no version and no url, checkout latest
  • new tag: dirtag, added to end of both tarball and check-out directory names
    • dir name for checkout = package-name [+ dirtag]
    • dir name for tarball = tar-determined name [+ dirtag]
  • prereqs:
    • if prereq package from tar file, there is a version number encoded in directory name, dirname is in home variable, get the version number from there
    • if prereq package from checkout, home directory is sufficient to get url of repository location, that info can be written as url tag

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