Package bootstrapping

Every package, no matter which package LIBFOO_TYPE is defined, can create a bootstrapping script to invoke before a package starts a configuration stage. The existence of a <package>-bootstrap inside a package directory will trigger the bootstrapping stage for the package. An example bootstrapping script for a package libfoo would be named libfoo-bootstrap:

└── my-releng-tool-project/
    ├── package/
    │   └── libfoo/
    │       └── libfoo
    │       └── libfoo-bootstrap      <----

With the contents of libfoo-bootstrap being set to:

 print('perform bootstrapping work')

May generate an output such as follows:

$ releng-tool libfoo
patching libfoo...
perform bootstrapping work
configuring libfoo...
building libfoo...
installing libfoo...

Bootstrapping scripts for a package are optional. If no bootstrapping script is provided for a package, no bootstrapping stage will be performed for the package.

See script helpers for helper functions and variables available for use. Developers may also be interested in using a post-processing script.