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2022-08-13IMPORTANT: Software updateMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+3
SUMMARY: This is a software update to make Maneage more portable and up to date. It does not involve any Maneage infrastructure changes. You should just re-build your project to make sure the updated software haven't removed/changed any of their features that you were using. In particular, for Astrometry.net users, please see the respective note in P.S.2 below. Until now, there have been many updates in the software that are built within Maneage. The last software upadte was almost one year ago. With this commit, the software in the P.S.1 have been updated. A description of notable changes in the software environment is given in P.S.2. This software environment has been tested on an Arch GNU/Linux, Debian, CentOS-7 and macOS. This commit is the merging of 24 individual commits by Raul Infante-Sainz (who put a lot of energy on porting the software below for macOS, and updating citations), Boudewijn Roukema (who helped with memory checking for GCC, and testing on Debian and CentOS), Sepideh Eskandarlou (who tested the environment) and myself. Besides the updates in the core software, the followimg improvements have also been implemented in this commit: - When you run './project shell': - A welcome message is printed that will remind the caller that they have entered a new environment, it will print the location of 'HOME' and the location of the shell startup file. - The 'reproduce/software/shell/bashrc.sh' is loaded as a startup file. This allows you to customize your interactive Maneage shell. A default step has already been placed there that will put the git branch name (in green) within the shell prompt (which was purple). This greatly helps when dealing with directories under Git version control. These settings won't bother with Maneage's default operations: through environment variables we make sure that these './project shell' features will not slow-down the calls to the shell within the non-interactive Make calls. - The host's 'COLORTERM' is passed to the Maneage environment. It is used by some programs that can have color outputs on the terminal. - Updates to citations: - Numpy and Scipy (as requested on their pages): https://numpy.org/citing-numpy and https://scipy.org/citing-scipy - Gnuastro: Added https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.11230 which describes major updates to Gnuastro after 10 releases. - When a software's paper is indexed in the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Maneage now use the BibTeX entries provided by ADS. This helps to give a unified format to most software, and more information (like ADS+arXiv hyperlinks in the BibLaTeX compilation of the default bibliography). - We were able to build this version of Maneage on a Debian system from 2010 (+12 years ago!). Only three downgrades were necessary in the "basic" software (not affecting the high-level science software!). A description of the necessary downgrades for such old systems has been added in 'README.md'. P.S.1 List of updated software: Basic software: cURL 7.79.1 --> 7.84.0 Dash --> 0.5.11-057cd65 File 5.41 --> 5.42 GNU AWK 5.1.0 --> 5.1.1 GNU Bash 5.1.8 --> 5.2-rc2 GNU Binutils 2.37 --> 2.39 GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 11.2.1 --> 12.1.0 GNU Findutils 4.8.0 --> 4.9.0 GNU Gzip 1.11 --> 1.12 GNU Help2man 1.48.5 --> 1.49.2 GNU Integer Set Library (ISL) 0.18 --> 0.24 GNU Libtool 2.4.6 --> 2.4.7 GNU Nano 6.0 --> 6.4 GNU Readline 8.1.1 --> 8.2-rc2 GNU libiconv 0.16 --> 0.17 Git 2.36.0 --> 2.37.1 OpenSSL 3.0.0 --> 3.0.5 PatchELF 0.13 --> 0.15.0 Perl 5.34.0 --> 5.36.0 High-level software: Astrometry.net 0.89 --> 0.91 CFITSIO 4.0.0 --> 4.1.0 CMake 3.21.4 --> 3.24.0 GNU Astronomy Utilities (Gnuastro) 0.16.1 --> 0.18 GPL Ghostscript 9.55.0 --> 9.56.1 HDF5 1.10.5 --> 1.13.1 Libjpeg 9d --> 9e Libtiff 4.3.0 --> 4.4.0 OpenBLAS 0.3.18 --> 0.3.21 PLplot n/a --> 5.15.0 Python 3.10.0 --> 3.10.6 SCAMP 2.6.7 --> 2.10.0 SWarp 2.38.0 --> 2.41.5 Util-Linux 2.37.2 --> 2.38.1 Vim 8.2 --> 9.0 WCSLIB 7.7 --> 7.11 X.org packages (used by graphical software like Ghostscript and LaTeX): Fontconfig 2.13.94 --> 2.14.0 LibX11 1.7.2 --> 1.8 LibXCB 1.14 --> 1.15 XCB-proto 1.14.1 --> 1.15 Xorg-proto 2021.5 --> 2022.1 Python modules: Astropy 5.0 --> 5.1 GalSim 2.3.3 --> 2.3.5 P.S.2: Notable points regarding the software environment: - Two new links from the host's low-level tools are now included in Maneage's build environment: - On GNU/Linux systems, the host's 'ldd' is linked inside the custom environment. This belongs to the GNU C Library (which is not yet installed in Maneage). But helps in checking the linking status of the binaries on GNU/Linux systems. - On macOS: the 'codesign' binary is included, which is used by GNU Emacs on macOS to sign the built executable. - GNU Bison has been moved in basic software (necessary for GNU Binutils). - The Zip and Unzip programs have been moved as high-level software that have to be manually requested when necessary. This is because they are not used by any of the basic software anymore. They were just installed as dependencies of GNU Tar to be close the other compression programs. Also, in the past we would use the original tarballs, and some (for example Numpy) were distributed in Zip format. However, by default, we now use a custom Lzip tarball and don't need Zip or Unzip. This was suggested by Zahra Sharbaf and Raul Infante-Sainz. - Some minor edits in 'reproduce/software/shell/tarball-prepare.sh'. In particular the 'awk' command was effectively just replacing a '_' with '-', so it just uses a simple SED expression instead. - Fixed bug 62700 (https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?62700) by compiling 'xz' with a patched version of the xz source file 'src/liblzma/liblzma.map'. - Astrometry.net doesn't depend on NetPBM any more. NetPBM (and its dependencies) were causing many crashes on macOS and it also a very strange build system that is hard to maintain. Astrometry.net uses it to take images as input. However, it isn't necessary when you provide Astrometry.net with a catalog. Therefore, Raul added some instructions on how to run astrometry from your own custom X-Y catalog. These instruction can be seen on top of the build rule of Astrometry.net in 'reproduce/software/make/high-level.mk'. - h5py has been removed as a dependency of Astropy. It is an optional dependency to write tables into HDF5 format. But since we couldn't get it to build on macOS it has been removed. None of the current Maneage users/developers also use this feature of Astropy! - PLplot is added a new software, but not a default pre-requisite of SCAMP (which can use it to generate figures), because there were many build problems on macOS. Instructions have been added on top of SCAMP on how to add PLplot as a dependency. - With the aim of being able to install Plplot on macOS, we have wrote several lines to fix header problems. However, we didn't succeed. In any case we are leaving these lines in case they are useful in the future. - The '-Wno-nullability-completeness' compiler flag (which is primarily necessary for macOS) is now only added for macOS systems. It was causing many warnings of un-recognized option in GNU/Linux systems. - The 'mkswap' program of Util-Linux has been disabled because it caused crashes on older kernels. Generally, its not necessary for a Maneage project because it needs root permissions to run! - LibXT (of the x.org software) has been added as a dependency of Cairo. - ImageMagick and Lzip were using the host's C++ standard library! But on GNU/Linux we build our own C++ Standard Library with GCC, so with this commit, they properly link with Maneage's C++ standard library. - ImageMagick on macOS couldn't properly link with Maneage's Ghostscript library! This has been fixed using macOS's install_name_tool. - Necessary RAM to build GCC on GNU/Linux systems changed to ~8GB, see https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/?16244#comment12 - Pythran is no longer as prerequisite of Scipy. Until now, Pythran was a prerequisite of Scipy. But we noticed that it is optional and was causing problems on macOS. - The URLs of some of the software have been updated in 'reproduce/software/config/urls.conf'. By default, these are all commented, but they can be useful when searching for new versions or when a project needs custom software that is not (yet) in Maneage.
2022-06-10Configuration: num Apple M1 cores, ImageMagick dep. on GhostScriptRaul Infante-Sainz-2/+11
Until now, we never had the opportunity of testing Maneage in a macOS laptop with an Apple M1 CPU (tested on macOS Monterey; version 12.3). The way of getting the number of cores for this type of CPU is different from other macOSs. It was therefore necessary to change the parameters of the 'sysctl' for properly accounting this CPU. Furthermore, until now, GhostScript and ImageMagick were built independently. However, they were not linked. As a consequence, when trying to obtain an image with the program 'convert' (that belongs to ImageMagick'), it complains about not having some fonts. This can be fixed by letting 'ImakeMagick' know that 'GhostScript' libraries are available. With this commit, GhostScript has been set as a dependency of ImageMagick, and ImageMagick is configured with the '--with-gslib' flag. Furthermore, to read the number of M1 CPU cores, we distinguish between the Apple M1 and all other CPU types. However, Maneage still does not successfully build all the software until the end of the configure step. There are other problems that need to be fixed for Apple's M1.
2022-06-10Housekeeping: some portability issues fixed; four software updatesMohammad Akhlaghi-2/+15
Until now, there were several portability issues in Maneage: 1. Maneage would crash on older operating systems (checked on Debian 6), where Wget didn't have the '--no-use-server-timestamps'. 2. On a Linux kernel 2.6.32 (of the same Debian 6 above) some features in 'util-linux' (like 'swapon' or 'libmount') wouldn't build and wouldn't let 'util-linux' complete. These features need root permissions to be useful, so the wouldn't be used in Maneage any way! But they wouldn't let Maneage get built 3. The './project shell' command would still read the host's '~/.bashrc', letting the host environment leak-in to Maneage's interactive shell. 4. The building of Flex 2.64 wouldn't complete due to a segmentation fault an Ubuntu, but NetPBM (which depends on Flex) would crash with a wrong usage of 'yyunput'. This had actually caused a non-update to Flex in a previous Maneage software update. 5. The update Astrometry.net would assume SExtractor's executable name is 'source-extractor'; causing a crash in usage. This forced the users to manually create a 'source-extractor' symbolic link in the '.local/bin' directory. 6. The 'reproduce/software/shell/tarball-prepare.sh' script (that is used for making Maneage-standard tarballs) wouldn't accept option values with an '=' between the option name and value! It also didnt' print sufficiently informative messages and errors (for example it would say "skipping ..." (making the user think there is a problem!), but it was actually that the file already existed! 7. The 'reproduce/analysis/make/prepare.mk' and 'reproduce/analysis/make/verify.mk' Makefiles that needed to reject some of the 'makesrc' sub-Makefiles would simply substitute their names with nothing. But this would cause problems when the name is part of the name of another sub-Makefile. 8. On the Debian 6 system mentioned above the raw 'df' command's output wasn't in the expected format; so Maneage would fail to properly detect the free space in the disk. With these commit, all the issues above have been solved: for 1, A check has been added to avoid using that option. For 2, those 'util-linux' features have been disabled. For 3, the '--norc' and '--noprofile' options have beed added to the call to Bash. For 4, see below. For 5, the symbolic link is now automatically made with SExtractor. For 6, the option reading components of that script have been fully re-written and more robust sanity checks are also added, with more informative warnings. For 7, the 'subst' function of Make was replaced with 'filter-out' and this fixed the problem. For 8, 'df' is called with the '-P' option so it has a unified format in all versions. For 4, the versions of 'flex' and 'netpbm' have been updated. Since they were the dependency of 'astrometrynet', that has also been updated. In the process, we discovered that 'lzip' has a new version which claims to be faster, so that is also updated. lzip 1.22 --> 1.23 astrometrynet 0.85 --> 0.89 flex 2.6.4 --> 2.6.4-410-74a89fd netpbm 10.73.39 --> 10.73.39 NetPBM needed some manual manipulation in its source (to remove the extra line), so the necessary steps have been added to its build recipe in 'reproduce/software/make/high-level.mk'.
2022-01-21IMPORTANT: Updates to almost all softwareMohammad Akhlaghi-42/+92
This commit primarily affects the configuration step of Maneage'd projects, and in particular, updated versions of the many of the software (see P.S.). So it shouldn't affect your high-level analysis other than the version bumps of the software you use (and the software's possibly improve/changed behavior). The following software (and thus their dependencies) couldn't be updated as described below: - Cryptography: isn't building because it depends on a new setuptools-rust package that has problems (https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?61731), so it has been commented in 'versions.conf'. - SecretStorage: because it depends on Cryptography. - Keyring: because it depends on SecretStorage. - Astroquery: because it depends on Keyring. This is a "squashed" commit after rebasing a development branch of 60 commits corresponding to a roughly two-month time interval. The following people contributed to this branch. - Boudewijn Roukema added all the R software infrastructure and the R packages, as well as greatly helping in fixing many bugs during the update. - Raul Infante-Sainz helped in testing and debugging the build. - Pedram Ashofteh Ardakani found and fixed a bug. - Zahra Sharbaf helped in testing and found several bugs. Below a description of the most noteworthy points is given. - Software tarballs: all updated software now have a unified format tarball (ustar; if not possible, pax) and unified compression (Lzip) in Maneage's software repository in Zenodo (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3883409). For more on this See https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/?15699 . This won't affect any extra software you would like to add; you can use any format recognized by GNU Tar, and all common compression algorithms. This new requirement is only for software that get merged to the core Maneage branch. - Metastore (and thus libbsd and libmd) moved to highlevel: Metastore (and the packages it depends on) is a high-level product that is only relevant during the project development (like Emacs!): when the user wants the file meta data (like dates) to be unchanged after checking out branches. So it should be considered a high-level software, not basic. Metastore also usually causes many more headaches and error messages, so personally, I have stopped using it! Instead I simply merge my branches in a separate clone, then pull the merge commit: in this way, the files of my project aren't re-written during the checkout phase and therefore their dates are untouched (which can conflict with Make's dates on configuration files). - The un-official cloned version of Flex (2.6.4-91 until this commit) was causing problems in the building of Netpbm, so with this commit, it has been moved back to version 2.6.4. - Netpbm's official page had version 10.73.38 as the latest stable tarball that was just released in late 2021. But I couldn't find our previously-used version 10.86.99 anywhere (to see when it was released and why we used it! Its at last more than one year old!). So the official stable version is being used now. - Improved instructions in 'README.md' for building software environment in a Docker container (while having project source and output data products on the local system; including the usage of the host's '/dev/shm' to speed up temporary operations). - Until now, the convention in Maneage was to put eight SPACE characters before the comment lines within recipes. This was done because by default GNU Emacs (also many other editors) show a TAB as eight characters. However, in other text editors, online browsers, or even the Git diff, a TAB can correspond to a different number of characters. In such cases, the Maneage recipes wouldn't look too interesting (the comments and the recipe commands would show a different indentation!). With this commit, all the comment lines in the Makefiles within the core Maneage branch have a hash ('#') as their first character and a TAB as the second. This allows the comment lines in recipes to have the same indentation as code; making the code much more easier to read in a general scenario including a 'git diff' (editor agnostic!). P.S. List of updated software with their old and new versions - Software with no version update are not mentioned. - The old version of newly added software are shown with '--'. Name (Basic) Old version New version ------------ ----------- ----------- Bzip2 1.0.6 1.0.8 CURL 7.71.1 7.79.1 Dash File 5.39 5.41 Flock 0.2.3 0.4.0 GNU Bash 5.0.18 5.1.8 GNU Binutils 2.35 2.37 GNU Coreutils 8.32 9.0 GNU GCC 10.2.0 11.2.0 GNU M4 1.4.18 1.4.19 GNU Readline 8.0 8.1.1 GNU Tar 1.32 1.34 GNU Texinfo 6.7 6.8 GNU diffutils 3.7 3.8 GNU findutils 4.7.0 4.8.0 GNU gmp 6.2.0 6.2.1 GNU grep 3.4 3.7 GNU gzip 1.10 1.11 GNU libunistring 0.9.10 1.0 GNU mpc 1.1.0 1.2.1 GNU mpfr 4.0.2 4.1.0 GNU nano 5.2 6.0 GNU ncurses 6.2 6.3 GNU wget 1.20.3 1.21.2 Git 2.28.0 2.34.0 Less 563 590 Libxml2 2.9.9 2.9.12 Lzip 1.22-rc2 1.22 OpenSLL 1.1.1a 3.0.0 Patchelf 0.10 0.13 Perl 5.32.0 5.34.0 Podlators -- 4.14 Name (Highlevel) Old version New version ---------------- ----------- ----------- Apachelog4cxx 0.10.0-603 0.12.1 Astrometry.net 0.80 0.85 Boost 1.73.0 1.77.0 CFITSIO 3.48 4.0.0 Cmake 3.18.1 3.21.4 Eigen 3.3.7 3.4.0 Expat 2.2.9 2.4.1 FFTW 3.3.8 3.3.10 Flex 2.6.4-91 2.6.4 Fontconfig 2.13.1 2.13.94 Freetype 2.10.2 2.11.0 GNU Astronomy Utilities 0.12 0.16.1-e0f1 GNU Autoconf 2.69.200-babc 2.71 GNU Automake 1.16.2 1.16.5 GNU Bison 3.7 3.8.2 GNU Emacs 27.1 27.2 GNU GDB 9.2 11.1 GNU GSL 2.6 2.7 GNU Help2man 1.47.11 1.48.5 Ghostscript 9.52 9.55.0 ICU -- 70.1 ImageMagick 7.0.8-67 7.1.0-13 Libbsd 0.10.0 0.11.3 Libffi 3.2.1 3.4.2 Libgit2 1.0.1 1.3.0 Libidn 1.36 1.38 Libjpeg 9b 9d Libmd -- 1.0.4 Libtiff 4.0.10 4.3.0 Libx11 1.6.9 1.7.2 Libxt 1.2.0 1.2.1 Netpbm 10.86.99 10.73.38 OpenBLAS 0.3.10 0.3.18 OpenMPI 4.0.4 4.1.1 Pixman 0.38.0 0.40.0 Python 3.8.5 3.10.0 R 4.0.2 4.1.2 SWIG 3.0.12 4.0.2 Util-linux 2.35 2.37.2 Util-macros 1.19.2 1.19.3 Valgrind 3.15.0 3.18.1 WCSLIB 7.3 7.7 Xcb-proto 1.14 1.14.1 Xorgproto 2020.1 2021.5 Name (Python) Old version New version ------------- ----------- ----------- Astropy 4.0 5.0 Beautifulsoup4 4.7.1 4.10.0 Beniget -- 0.4.1 Cffi 1.12.2 1.15.0 Cryptography 2.6.1 36.0.1 Cycler 0.10.0 0.11.0+} Cython 0.29.21 0.29.24 Esutil 0.6.4 0.6.9 Extension-helpers -- 0.1 Galsim 2.2.1 2.3.3 Gast -- 0.5.3 Jinja2 -- 3.0.3 MPI4py 3.0.3 3.1.3 Markupsafe -- 2.0.1 Numpy 1.19.1 1.21.3 Packaging -- 21.3 Pillow -- 8.4.0 Ply -- 3.11 Pyerfa -- Pyparsing 2.3.1 3.0.4 Pythran -- 0.11.0 Scipy 1.5.2 1.7.3 Setuptools 41.6.0 58.3.0 Six 1.12.0 1.16.0 Uncertainties 3.1.2 3.1.6 Wheel -- 0.37.0 Name (R) Old version New version -------- ----------- ----------- Cli -- 2.5.0 Colorspace -- 2.0-1 Cowplot -- 1.1.1 Crayon -- 1.4.1 Digest -- 0.6.27 Ellipsis -- 0.3.2 Fansi -- 0.5.0 Farver -- 2.1.0 Ggplot2 -- 3.3.4 Glue -- 1.4.2 GridExtra -- 2.3 Gtable -- 0.3.0 Isoband -- 0.2.4 Labeling -- 0.4.2 Lifecycle -- 1.0.0 Magrittr -- 2.0.1 MASS -- 7.3-54 Mgcv -- 1.8-36 Munsell -- 0.5.0 Pillar -- 1.6.1 R-Pkgconfig -- 2.0.3 R6 -- 2.5.0 RColorBrewer -- 1.1-2 Rlang -- 0.4.11 Scales -- 1.1.1 Tibble -- 3.1.2 Utf8 -- 1.2.1 Vctrs -- 0.3.8 ViridisLite -- 0.4.0 Withr -- 2.4.2
2021-06-25Configuration: New check to see if /dev/shm allows executionBoud Roukema-27/+61
On systems that allow it (like GNU/Linux systems), Maneage will build the necessary software in shared memory (a directory that is actually in the RAM, not on an SSD/HDD, on GNU/Linux systems, it is '/dev/shm'). This allows Maneage to operate faster and not harm the HDD/SSD with all the temporary writing of many small files. Until now, we would only check that this directory exists and that it has enough space. However, some systems also set the 'noexec' flag on shared memory for security reasons [1]. This causes Maneage to crash upon building of the software in later phases. With this commit, at the very start of the configuration step, and after all other shared-memory checks are done, a dummy executable script file is created there and its execution is tested. If it doesn't work, shared memory will not be used at all. In the process, the steps dealing with the software building directory in the configure script have been brought in one place and comments were added to further clarify every step. This commit was initially done by Boud Roukema and later edited by Mohammad Akhlaghi. [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20210624192819/https://serverfault.com/questions/72356/how-useful-is-mounting-tmp-noexec
2021-06-03Configuration: improved warning when TeX Live couldn't be installedBoud Roukema-8/+12
Once a year, the texlive update system becomes incompatible with the version from the previous year. Since a texlive install failure is considered non-fatal by 'high-level.mk', so until now, the user could miss the printed message and mistakenly believe that the configure is valid. This commit explicitly adds a 10-second delay that should be enough for a user who does the 'configure --existing-conf' step alone to notice that there is a TeX Live problem. It also adds the explicit instruction of how to allow an update from an earlier year's texlive installer to the warning message (by deleting '.build/software/tarballs/install-tl-unx.tar.gz'). I had to rediscover this a few times for old Maneage installs. Also, a few lines in 'reproduce/software/shell/configure.sh' were indented with a TAB (that is not recommended because TAB is displayed with different widths on different browsers). So while doing this commit, those TABs were also converted to a space.
2021-03-28Configuration: corrected check of group nameMohammad Akhlaghi-5/+5
When built in 'group' mode, the write permissions of all created files will be activated for a certain group of users in the host operating system. The user specifies the name of the group with the '--group' option at configure time. At the very start, the './project' script checks to see if the given group name actually exists or not (to avoid hard-to-debug errors popping up later). Until now, the checking 'sg' command (that was used to build the project with group-writable permissions) would always fail due to the excessive number of redirections. Therefore, it would always print the error message and abort. With this commit, the output of 'sg' is no longer re-directed (which also helps users in debuggin). If the group does actually exist, it will just print a small statement saying so, and if it fails, the error message is printed. This fixed the problem, allowing maneage to be built in group-mode. I also noticed that the variable name keeping the group name ('reproducible_paper_group_name') used the old name for the project (which was "Reproducible paper template"! So it has been changed/corrected to 'maneage_group_name'.
2021-03-20Configuration: nullability-completeness warnings suppressedRaul Infante-Sainz-1/+10
With a recent update of macOS systems (macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 and Xcode 12.4), there are many warnings when building C programs (for example the simple program we compile to check the compiler, or some of the software like `gzip'). It prints hundreds of warning lines for every source file that are irrelevant for our builds, but really clutters the output. With this commit, these warnings are disabled by adding `-Wno-nullability-completeness' to the 'CPPFLAGS' environment variable. This has also been added to the very first check of the C compiler in the configure step.
2021-03-20Configuration: --debug option available in this phase alsoRaul Infante-Sainz-12/+36
Until now, each time there was a problem in the configuration of Maneage'd projects and debugging was necessary, we had to take the following changes: - Run the configuration on a single thread ('-j1') to see the building of only the problematic software. - Disable the Zenodo check manually by commenting those parts of 'reproduce/software/shell/configure.sh'. Because the internet connection wastes a few seconds and is thus very annoying during repeated runs! - Manually remove the '-k' option that was passed to Make (when building the software). With the '-k', Make keeps going with the execution of other targets if something crashes and this usually causes confusions during the debugging. Doing the manual changes within the code was both very annoying and prone to errors (forgetting to correct it!). With this commit, the existing '--debug' option has been generalized to the software configuration phase of Maneage also. Until now, it was only available in the analysis phase (and would directly be passed to the 'make' command that would run the analysis). When this option is used, and the project is in the software configuration phase, the Zenodo check won't be done, it will use one single thread ('-j1'), and it will stop the execution as soon as an error occurs (Make is not run with '-k').
2021-01-09IMPORTANT: analysis outputs written in BDIR/analysisMohammad Akhlaghi-31/+42
Until now, the build directory contained a 'software/' directory (that hosted all the built software), a 'tex/' subdirectory for the final building of the paper, and many other directories containing intermediate/final data of the specific project. But this mixing of built software and data is against our modularity and minimal complexity principles: built software and built data are separate things and keeping them separate will enable many optimizations. With this commit, the build directory of the core Maneage branch will only contain two sub-directories: 'software/' and 'analysis/'. The 'software/' directory has the same contents as before and is not touched in this commit. However, the 'analysis/' directory is new and everything created in the './project make' phase of the project will be created inside of this directory. To facilitate easy access to these top-level built directories, two new variables are defined at the top of 'initialize.mk': 'badir', which is short for "built-analysis directory" and 'bsdir', which is short for "built-software directory". HOW TO IMPLEMENT THIS CHANGE IN YOUR PROJECT. It is easy: simply replace all occurances of '$(BDIR)' in your project's subMakefiles (except the ones below) to '$(badir)'. To confirm if everything is fine before building your project from scratch after merging, you can run the following command to see where 'BDIR' is used and confirm the only remaning cases. $ grep -r BDIR reproduce/analysis/* --> make/verify.mk: innobdir=$$(echo $$infile | sed -e's|$(BDIR)/||g'); \ --> make/initialize.mk:badir=$(BDIR)/analysis --> make/initialize.mk:bsdir=$(BDIR)/software --> make/initialize.mk: $$sys_rm -rf $(BDIR) --> make/top-prepare.mk:all: $(BDIR)/software/preparation-done.mk 'BDIR' should only be present in lines of the files above. If you see '$(BDIR)' used anywhere else, simply change it to '$(badir)'. Ofcourse, if your project assumes BDIR in other contexts, feel free to keep it, it will not conflict. If anything un-expected happens, please post a comment on the link below (you need to be registered on Savannah to post a comment): https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/?15855 One consequence of this change is that the 'analysis/' subdirectory can be optionally mounted on a separate partition. The need for this actually came up for some new users of Maneage in a Docker image. Docker can fix portability problems on systems that we haven't yet supported (even Windows!), or had a chance to fix low-level issues on. However, Docker doesn't have a GUI interface. So to see the built PDF or intermediate data, it was necessary to copy the built data to the host system after every change, which is annoying during working on a project. It would also need two copies of the source: one in the host, one in the container. All these frustrations can be fixed with this new feature. To describe this scenario, README.md now has a new section titled "Only software environment in the Docker image". It explains step-by-step how you can make a Docker image to only host the built software environment. While your project's source, software tarballs and 'BDIR/analysis' directories are on your host operating system. It has been tested before this commit and works very nicely.
2021-01-02Copyright year updated in all source filesMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+1
Having entered 2021, it was necessary to update the copyright years at the top of the source files. We recommend that you do this for all your project-specific source files also.
2020-09-24Gnuastro's analysis configuration files removedMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+0
Until now, the core Maneage branch included some configuration files for Gnuastro's programs. This was actually a remnant of the distant past when Maneage didn't actually build its own software and we had to rely on the host's software versions. This file contained the configuration files specific to Gnuastro for this project and also had a feature to avoid checking the host's own configuration files. However, we now build all our software ourselves with fixed configuration files (for the version that is being installed and its version is stored). So those extra configuration files were just extra and caused confusion and problems in some scenarios. With this commit, those extra files are now removed. Also, two small issues are also addressed in parallel with this commit: - When running './project make clean', the 'hardware-parameters.tex' macro file (which is created by './project configure' is not deleted. - The project title is now written into the default output's PDF's properties (through 'hypersetup' in 'tex/src/preamble-header.tex') through the LaTeX macro. All these issues were found and fixed with the help of Samane Raji.
2020-09-15Checking Xcode installation for macOS systemsRaul Infante-Sainz-1/+60
Until now, during the configure step it was checked if the host Operative System were GNU/Linux, and if not, we assumed it is macOS. However, it can be any other different OS! With this commit, now we explicity check if the system is GNU/Linux or Darwin (macOS). If it is not any of them, a warning message says to the user that the host system is different from which we have checked so far (and invite to contact us if there is any problem). In addition to this, if the system is macOS, now it checks if Xcode is already installed in the host system. If it is not installed, a warning message informs the user to do that in case a problem/crash in the configure step occurs. We have found that it is convenient to have Xcode installed in order to avoid some problems.
2020-09-08Removed all occurances of IFS in low-level scriptsMohammad Akhlaghi-2/+2
Following the previous commit, we recognized that the 'IFS' terms are not necessary and can be even cause problems. So all their occurances in the scripts of Maneage have been removed with this commit.
2020-08-28Plain text editors: nano in basic, emacs and vim in high-levelMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+1
While a project is under development, the raw analysis software are not the only necessary software in a project. We also need tools to all the edit plain-text files within the Maneaged project. Usually people use their operating system's plain-text editor. However, when working on the project on a new computer, or in a container, the plain-text editors will have different versions, or may not be present at all! This can be very annoying and frustrating! With this commit, Maneage now installs GNU Nano as part of the basic tools. GNU Nano is a very simple and small plain text editor (the installed size is only ~3.5MB, and it is friendly to new users). Therefore, any Maneaged project can assume atleast Nano will be present (in particular when no editor is available on the running system!). GNU Emacs and VIM (both without extra dependencies, in particular without GUI support) are also optionally available in 'high-level.mk' (by adding them to 'TARGETS.conf'). The basic idea for the more advanced editors (Emacs and VIM) is that project authors can add their favorite editor while they are working on the project, but upon publication they can remove them from 'TARGETS.conf'. A few other minor things came up during this work and are now also fixed: - The 'file' program and its libraries like 'libmagic' were linking to system's 'libseccomp'! This dependency then leaked into Nano (which depends on 'libmagic'). But this is just an extra feature of 'file', only for the Linux kernel. Also, we have no dependency on it so far. So 'file' is not configured to not build with 'libseccomp'. - A typo was fixed in the line where the physical core information is being read on macOS. - The top-level directories when running './project shell' are now quoted (in case they have special characters).
2020-08-27Machine architecture and byte-order available as LaTeX macroMohammadreza Khellat-78/+180
Until now, no machine-related specifications were being documented in the workflow. This information can become helpful when observing differences in the outcome of both software and analysis segments of the workflow by others (some software may behave differently based on host machine). With this commit, the host machine's 'hardware class' and 'byte-order' are collected and now available as LaTeX macros for the authors to use in the paper. Currently it is placed in the acknowledgments, right after mentioning the Maneage commit. Furthermore, the project and configuration scripts are now capable of dealing with input directory names that have SPACE (and other special characters) by putting them inside double-quotes. However, having spaces and metacharacters in the address of the build directory could cause build/install failure for some software source files which are beyond the control of Maneage. So we now check the user's given build directory string, and if the string has any '@', '#', '$', '%', '^', '&', '*', '(', ')', '+', ';', and ' ' (SPACE), it will ask the user to provide a different directory.
2020-08-08IMPORTANT: New software versions (17 basic, 16 high-level and 7 Python)Mohammad Akhlaghi-45/+5
It was a long time that the Maneage software versions hadn't been updated. With this commit, the versions of all basic software were checked and 17 of that had newer versions were updated. Also, 16 high-level programs and libraries were updated as well as 7 Python modules. The full list is available below. Basic Software (affecting all projects) --------------------------------------- bash 5.0.11 -> 5.0.18 binutils 2.32 -> 2.35 coreutils 8.31 -> 8.32 curl 7.65.3 -> 7.71.1 file 5.36 -> 5.39 gawk 5.0.1 -> 5.1.0 gcc 9.2.0 -> 10.2.0 gettext 0.20.2 -> 0.21 git 2.26.2 -> 2.28.0 gmp 6.1.2 -> 6.2.0 grep 3.3 -> 3.4 libbsd 0.9.1 -> 0.10.0 ncurses 6.1 -> 6.2 perl 5.30.0 -> 5.32.0 sed 4.7 -> 4.8 texinfo 6.6 -> 6.7 xz 5.2.4 -> 5.2.5 Custom programs/libraries ------------------------- astrometrynet 0.77 -> 0.80 automake 0.16.1 -> 0.16.2 bison 3.6 -> 3.7 cfitsio 3.47 -> 3.48 cmake 3.17.0 -> 3.18.1 freetype 2.9 -> 2.10.2 gdb 8.3 -> 9.2 ghostscript 9.50 -> 9.52 gnuastro 0.11 -> 0.12 libgit2 0.28.2 -> 1.0.1 libidn 1.35 -> 1.36 openmpi 4.0.1 -> 4.0.4 R 3.6.2 -> 4.0.2 python 3.7.4 -> 3.8.5 wcslib 6.4 -> 7.3 yaml 0.2.2 -> 0.2.5 Python modules -------------- cython 0.29.6 -> 0.29.21 h5py 2.9.0 -> 2.10.0 matplotlib 3.1.1 -> 3.3.0 mpi4py 3.0.2 -> 3.0.3 numpy 1.17.2 -> 1.19.1 pybind11 2.4.3 -> 2.5.0 scipy 1.3.1 -> 1.5.2
2020-08-08Configuration fail if gfortran necessary, but not built or availableBoud Roukema-25/+41
When the host C compiler is used (either by calling '--host-cc' or on OSs that we can't build the GNU C Compiler), Maneage will also not build the Fortran compiler 'gfortran'. Until now, the './project configure' script would give a big warning about the need for 'gfortran' and the fact that it is missing, and would for 5 seconds, but it would continue anyway. For projects that don't need 'gfortran', this can be confusing to the users and for those that need 'gfortran', it means that a lot of time and cpu cycles are wasted compiling non-fortran software that are unusable in the end. With this commit, the 'need_gfortarn' variable has been added 'reproduce/software/shell/configure.sh', in a new part that is devoted to project-specific features. If it equals '0', then the 'gfortran' test (and message!) isn't done at all, but if it is set to '1', then the configure stage will halt immediately gfortran is not found and not built. The default operations of the core Maneage branch don't need 'gfortran', so by default it is set to 0. But 'gfortran' is necessary for all projects that use Numpy (Python's numeric library) for example. So if your project needs 'gfortran', please set this new variable to 1. As mentioned in the comments of 'configure.sh', ideally we should detect this automatically, but we haven't had the time to implement it yet.
2020-07-05Configure script prefers clang for macOS systemsMohammad Akhlaghi-96/+128
In the previous commit (Commit 1bc00c9: Only using clang in macOS systems that also have GCC) we set the used C compiler for high-level programs to be 'clang' on macOS systems. But I forgot to do the same kind of change in the configure script (to prefer 'clang' when we are testing for a C compiler on the host). With this commit, the compiler checking phases of the configure script have been improved, so on macOS systems, we now first search for 'clang', then search for 'gcc'. While doing this, I also noticed that the 'rpath' checking command was done before we actually define 'instdir'!!! So in effect, the 'rpath' directory was being set to '/lib'! So with this commit, this test has been taken to after defining 'instdir'.
2020-06-30Entered data and software directories stored as absolute addressesMohammad Akhlaghi-2/+2
Until now, when the user specified an input and software directory, the raw string they entered was used. But when this string was a relative location, this could be problematic in general scenarios. With this commit, the same function that finds the absolute location of the build directory is used to find the absolute address of the data and software directories.
2020-06-27IMPORTANT: many improvements to low-level software building phaseMohammad Akhlaghi-11/+56
POSSIBLE EFFECT ON YOUR PROJECT: The changes in this commit may only cause conflicts to your project if you have changed the software building Makefiles in your project's branch (e.g., 'basic.mk', 'high-level.mk' and 'python.mk'). If your project has only added analysis, it shouldn't be affected. This is a large commit, involving a long series of corrections in a differnt branch which is now finally being merged into the core Maneage branch. All changes were related and came up naturally as the low-level infrastructure was improved. So separating them in the end for the final merge would have been very time consuming and we are merging them as one commit. In general, the software building Makefiles are now much more easier to read, modify and use, along with several new features that have been added. See below for the full list. - Until now, Maneage needed the host to have a 'make' implementation because Make was necessary to build Lzip. Lzip is then used to uncompress the source of our own GNU Make. However, in the minimalist/slim versions of operating systems (for example used to build Docker images) Make isn't included by default. Since Lzip was the only program before our own GNU Make was installed, we consulting Antonio Diaz Diaz (creator of Lzip) and he kindly added the necessary functionality to a new version of Lzip, which we are using now. Hence we don't need to assume a Make implementation on the host any more. With this commit, Lzip and GNU Make are built without Make, allowing everything else to be safely built with our own custom version of GNU Make and not using the host's 'make' at all. - Until recently (Commit 3d8aa5953c4) GNU Make was built in 'basic.mk'. Therefore 'basic.mk' was written in a way that it can be used with other 'make' implementations also (i.e., important shell commands starting with '&&' and ending in '\' without any comments between them!). Furthermore, to help in style uniformity, the rules in 'high-level.mk' and 'python.mk' also followed a similar structure. But due to the point above, we can now guarantee that GNU Make is used from the very first Makefile, so this hard-to-read structure has been removed in the software build recipes and they are much more readable and edit-friendly now. - Until now, the default backup servers where at some fixed URLs, on our own pages or on Gitlab. But recently we uploaded all the necessary software to Zenodo (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3883409) which is more suitable for this task (it promises longevity, has a fixed DOI, while allowing us to add new content, or new software tarball versions). With this commit, a small script has been written to extract the most recent Zenodo upload link from the Zenodo DOI and use it for downloading the software source codes. - Until now, we primarily used the webpage of each software for downloading its tarball. But this caused many problems: 1) Some of them needed Javascript before the download, 2) Some URLs had a complex dependency on the version number, 3) some servers would be randomly down for maintenance and etc. So thanks to the point above, we now use the Zenodo server as the primary download location. However, if a user wants to use a custom software that is not (yet!) in Zenodo, the download script gives priority to a custom URL that the users can give as Make variables. If that variable is defined, then the script will use that URL before going onto Zenodo. We now have a special place for such URLs: 'reproduce/software/config/urls.conf'. The old URLs (which are a good documentation themselves) are preserved here, but are commented by default. - The software source code downloading and checksum verification step has been moved into a Make function called 'import-source' (defined in the 'build-rules.mk' and loaded in all software Makefiles). Having taken all the low-level steps there, I noticed that there is no more need for having the tarball as a separate target! So with this commit, a single rule is the only place that needs to be edited/added (greatly simplifying the software building Makefiles). - Following task #15272, A new option has been added to the './project' script called '--all-highlevel'. When this option is given, the contents of 'TARGETS.conf' are ignored and all the software in Maneage are built (selected by parsing the 'versions.conf' file). This new option was added to confirm the extensive changes made in all the software building recipes and is great for development/testing purposes. - Many of the software hadn't been tested for a long time! So after using the newly added '--all-highlevel', we noticed that some need to be updated. In general, with this commit, 'libpaper' and 'pcre' were added as new software, and the versions of the following software was updated: 'boost', 'flex', 'libtirpc', 'openblas' and 'lzip'. A 'run-parts.in' shell script was added in 'reproduce/software/shell/' which is installed with 'libpaper'. - Even though we intentionally add the necessary flags to add RPATH inside the built executable at compilation time, some software don't do it (different software on different operating systems!). Until now, for historical reasons this check was done in different ways for different software on GNU/Linux sytems. But now it is unified: if 'patchelf' is present we apply it. Because of this, 'patchelf' has been put as a top-level prerequisite, right after Tar and is installed before anything else. - In 'versions.conf', GNU Libtool is recognized as 'libtool', but in 'basic.mk', it was 'glibtool'! This caused many confusions and is corrected with this commit (in 'basic.mk', it is also 'libtool'). - A new argument is added to the './project' script to allow easy loading of the project's shell and environment for fast/temporary testing of things in the same environment as the project. Before activating the project's shell, we completely remove all host environment variables to simulate the project's environment. It can be called with this command: './project shell'. A simple prompt has also been added to highlight that the user is using the Maneage shell!
2020-06-25Check if there is enough available in selected build directoryPedram Ashofteh Ardakani-2/+45
Until now, Maneage would accept the given build directory, regardless of the free memory available there. This could cause confusing situations for new users who don't know about the minimum storage requirement. With this commit, after all other checks on the given build directory are completed, the configure script will check the available space and warns the user if there is less than almost 5GB free space available in the build directory (with a 5 second delay). It won't cause a crash because some projects may require roughly smaller than this space (the default only needs roughly 2GB). But we also don't want the host's partition to get too close to being full, causing them problems elsewhere. We can change the behavior as desired in future commits.
2020-06-17Text surrounding software acknowledgements as a configuration fileBoud Roukema-11/+12
Until now, the English texts that embeds the list of software to acknowledge in the paper was hard-wired into the low-level coding ('reproduce/software/shell/configure.sh' to be more specific). But this file is very low-level, thus discouraging users to modify this surrounding text. While the list of software packages can be considered to be 'data' and is fixed, the surrounding text to describe the lists is something the authors should decide on. Authors of a scientific research paper take responsibility for the full paper, including for the style of the acknowledgments, even if these may well evolve into some standard text. With this commit, authors who do *not* modify 'reproduce/software/config/acknowledge_software.sh' will have a default text, with only a minor English correction from earlier versions of Maneage. However, Authors choosing to use their own wording should be able to modify the text parameters in `reproduce/software/config/acknowledge_software.sh` in the obvious way. This is much more modular than asking project authors to go looking into the long and technical 'configure.sh' script. Systematic issues: the file `reproduce/software/config/acknowledge_software.sh` is an executable shell script, because it has to be called by `reproduce/software/shell/configure.sh`, which, in principle, does not yet have access to `GNU make` (if I understand the bootstrap sequence correctly). It is placed in `config/` rather than `shell/`, because the user will expect to find configuration files in `config/`, not in `shell/`. A possible alternative to avoid having a shell script as a configure file would be to let `reproduce/software/config/acknowledge_software.sh` appear to be a `make` file, but analyse it in `configure.sh` using `sed` to remove whitespace around `=`, and adding other hacks to switch from `make` syntax to `shell` syntax. However, this risks misleading the user, who will not know whether s/he should follow `make` conventions or `shell` conventions.
2020-06-17Corrected symbolic link to Gnuastro's configuration filesMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+1
Until now, when making the link to Gnuastro's configuration files, the 'configure.sh' script would incorrectly link to the old configuration directory under the 'reproduce/software' directory. With this commit, it is moved to the proper directory under 'reproduce/analysis'.
2020-06-15Configure script now accounts for non-interactive shellsMohammad Akhlaghi-6/+33
The project configuration requires a build-directory at configuration time, two other directories can optionally be given to avoid downloading the project's necessary data and software. It is possible to give these three directories as command-line options, or by interactively giving them after running the configure script. Until now, when these directories weren't given as command-line options, and the running shell was non-interactive, the configure script would crash on the line trying to interactively read the user's given directories (the 'read' command). With this commit, all the 'read' commands for these three directories are now put within an 'if' statement. Therefore, when 'read' fails (the shell is non-interactive), instead of a quiet crash, a descriptive message is printed, telling the user that cause of the problem, and suggesting a fix. This bug was found by Michael R. Crusoe.
2020-06-14Better description for input data directory, pointing to INPUTS.confMohammad Akhlaghi-19/+13
Until now, the description of the input-data directory at configure time included a description of the input data (created by reading the values of 'INPUTS.conf'). Maintaining this is easy for a single dataset, but it becomes hard for a general project which may need many input datasets. To avoid extra complexity (for maintaining this list), the description now points a user of the project to the 'INPUTS.conf' file and asks them to look inside of it for seeing the necessary data. This infact helps with the users becoming familiar with the internal structure of Maneage and will allow the authors to focus on not having to worry about updating the low-level 'configure.sh' script.
2020-06-14Better explanation in the start of project configurationMohammad Akhlaghi-3/+7
When './project configure' is run, after the basic checks of the compiler, a small statement is printed telling the user that some configuration questions will now be asked to start building Maneage on the system. Until now this description was confusing: it lead the reader to think that the local configuration (which was recommended to read before continuing) is in another file. With this commit, the text has been edited to explictly mention that the description of the steps following this notice should be read carefully. Thus avoiding that confusion. This issue was mentioned by Michael R. Crusoe.
2020-06-06IMPORTANT: Added publication checklist, improved relevant infrastructureMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+16
Possible semantic conflicts (that may not show up as Git conflicts but may cause a crash in your project after the merge): 1) The project title (and other basic metadata) should be set in 'reproduce/analysis/conf/metadata.conf'. Please include this file in your merge (if it is ignored because of '.gitattributes'!). 2) Consider importing the changes in 'initialize.mk' and 'verify.mk' (if you have added all analysis Makefiles to the '.gitattributes' file (thus not merging any change in them with your branch). For example with this command: git diff master...maneage -- reproduce/analysis/make/initialize.mk 3) The old 'verify-txt-no-comments-leading-space' function has been replaced by 'verify-txt-no-comments-no-space'. The new function will also remove all white-space characters between the columns (not just white space characters at the start of the line). Thus the resulting check won't involve spacing between columns. A common set of steps are always necessary to prepare a project for publication. Until now, we would simply look at previous submissions and try to follow them, but that was prone to errors and could cause confusion. The internal infrastructure also didn't have some useful features to make good publication possible. Now that the submission of a paper fully devoted to the founding criteria of Maneage is complete (arXiv:2006.03018), it was time to formalize the necessary steps for easier submission of a project using Maneage and implement some low-level features that can make things easier. With this commit a first draft of the publication checklist has been added to 'README-hacking.md', it was tested in the submission of arXiv:2006.03018 and zenodo.3872248. To help guide users on implementing the good practices for output datasets, the outputs of the default project shown in the paper now use the new features). After reading the checklist, please inspect these. Some other relevant changes in this commit: - The publication involves a copy of the necessary software tarballs. Hence a new target ('dist-software') was also added to package all the project's software tarballs in one tarball for easy distribution. - A new 'dist-lzip' target has been defined for those who want to distribute an Lzip-compressed tarball. - The '\includetikz' LaTeX macro now has a second argument to allow configuring the '\includegraphics' call when the plot should not be built, but just imported.
2020-06-02Core software build before using Make to build other softwareMohammad Akhlaghi-99/+49
Until now, Maneage would only build Flock before building everything else using Make (calling 'basic.mk') in parallel. Flock was necessary to avoid parallel downloads during the building of software (which could cause network problems). But after recently trying Maneage on FreeBSD (which is not yet complete, see bug #58465), we noticed that the BSD implemenation of Make couldn't parse 'basic.mk' (in particular, complaining with the 'ifeq' parts) and its shell also had some peculiarities. It was thus decided to also install our own minimalist shell, Make and compressor program before calling 'basic.mk'. In this way, 'basic.mk' can now assume the same GNU Make features that high-level.mk and python.mk assume. The pre-make building of software is now organized in 'reproduce/software/shell/pre-make-build.sh'. Another nice feature of this commit is for macOS users: until now the default macOS Make had problems for parallel building of software, so 'basic.mk' was built in one thread. But now that we can build the core tools with GNU Make on macOS too, it uses all threads. Furthermore, since we now run 'basic.mk' with GNU Make, we can use '.ONESHELL' and don't have to finish every line of a long rule with a backslash to keep variables and such. Generally, the pre-make software are now organized like this: first we build Lzip before anything else: it is downloaded as a simple '.tar' file that is not compressed (only ~400kb). Once Lzip is built, the pre-make phase continues with building GNU Make, Dash (a minimalist shell) and Flock. All of their tarballs are in '.tar.lz'. Maneage then enters 'basic.mk' and the first program it builds is GNU Gzip (itself packaged as '.tar.lz'). Once Gzip is built, we build all the other compression software (all downloaded as '.tar.gz'). Afterwards, any compression standard for other software is fine because we have it. In the process, a bug related to using backup servers was found in 'reproduce/analysis/bash/download-multi-try' for calling outside of 'basic.mk' and removed Bash-specific features. As a result of that bug-fix, because we now have multiple servers for software tarballs, the backup servers now have their own configuration file in 'reproduce/software/config/servers-backup.conf'. This makes it much easier to maintain the backup server list across the multiple places that we need it. Some other minor fixes: - In building Bzip2, we need to specify 'CC' so it doesn't use 'gcc'. - In building Zip, the 'generic_gcc' Make option caused a crash on FreeBSD (which doesn't have GCC). - We are now using 'uname -s' to specify if we are on a Linux kernel or not, if not, we are still using the old 'on_mac_os' variable. - While I was trying to build on FreeBSD, I noticed some further corrections that could help. For example the 'makelink' Make-function now takes a third argument which can be a different name compared to the actual program (used for examle to make a link to '/usr/bin/cc' from 'gcc'. - Until now we didn't know if the host's Make implementation supports placing a '@' at the start of the recipe (to avoid printing the actual commands to standard output). Especially in the tarball download phase, there are many lines that are printed for each download which was really annoying. We already used '@' in 'high-level.mk' and 'python.mk' before, but now that we also know that 'basic.mk' is called with our custom GNU Make, we can use it at the start for a cleaner stdout. - Until now, WCSLIB assumed a Fortran compiler, but when the user is on a system where we can't install GCC (or has activated the '--host-cc' option), it may not be present and the project shouldn't break because of this. So with this commit, when a Fortran compiler isn't present, WCSLIB will be built with the '--disable-fortran' configuration option. This commit (task #15667) was completed with help/checks by Raul Infante-Sainz and Boud Roukema.
2020-05-22Corrected copyright notices to fit GPL suggested formatMohammad Akhlaghi-8/+11
In time, some of the copyright license description had been mistakenly shortened to two paragraphs instead of the original three that is recommended in the GPL. With this commit, they are corrected to be exactly in the same three paragraph format suggested by GPL. The following files also didn't have a copyright notice, so one was added for them: reproduce/software/make/README.md reproduce/software/bibtex/healpix.tex reproduce/analysis/config/delete-me-num.conf reproduce/analysis/config/verify-outputs.conf
2020-05-08Added the option -e in the configure Gnuastro warning messageRaul Infante-Sainz-1/+1
Until this commit, when the version of Gnuastro doesn't match with the version that the project was designed to use, the warning message saying how to run the configure step was not showing the option `-e'. This situation is normal when updating the version of Gnuastro to the most recent one (with the project already configured). However, the use of this option is more convenient than giving the top-build directory, etc, every time. With this commit, the warning message has been changed in order show also the option `-e' in the re-configure of the project.
2020-05-08GNU Gettext built as a dependency of BashRaul Infante-Sainz-41/+2
Until now Maneage used the host's GNU Gettext if it was present. Gettext is a relatively low-level software that enables programs to print messages in different languages based on the host environment. Even though it has not direct effect on the running of the software for Maneage and the lanugage environment in Maneage is pre-determined, it is necessary to have it because if the basic programs see it in the host they will link with it and will have problems if/when the host's Gettext is updated. With this commit (which is actually a squashed rebase of 9 commits by Raul and Mohammad), Gettext and its two extra dependencies (libxml2 and libunistring) are now installed within Maneage as a basic software and built before GNU Bash. As a result, all programs built afterwards will successfully link with our own internal version of Gettext and libraries. To get this working, some of the basic software dependencies had to updated and re-ordered and it has been tested in both GNU/Linux and macoS. Some other minor issues that are fixed with this commit - Until this commit, when TeX was not installed, the warning message saying how to run the configure step in order to re-configure the project was not showing the option `-e'. However, the use of this option is more convenient than entering the top-build directory and etc every time. So with this commit, the warning message has been changed in order use the option `-e' in the re-configure of the project. - Until now, on macOS systems, Bash was not linking with our internally built `libncurses'. With this commit, this has been fixed by setting `--withcurses=yes' for Bash's configure script.
2020-04-29Reactivated --host-cc config option to use host C compilerMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+0
Until now, if GCC couldn't be built for any reason, Maneage would crash and the user had no way forward. Since GCC is complicated, it may happen and is frustrating to wait until the bug is fixed. Also, while debugging Maneage, when we know GCC has no problem, because it takes so long, it discourages testing. With this commit, we have re-activated the `--host-cc' option. It was already defined in the options of `./project', but its affect was nullified by hard-coding it to zero in the configure script on GNU/Linux systems. So with this commit that has been removed and the user can use their own C compiler on a GNU/Linux operating system also. Furthermore, to inform the user about this option and its usefulness, when GCC fails to build, a clear warning message is printed, instructing the user to post the problem as a bug and telling them how to continue building the project with the `--host-cc' option.
2020-04-28Better explanation at the end of the configurationMohammad Akhlaghi-4/+8
Until now, at the end of the configuration step, we would tell the user this: "To change the configuration later, please re-run './project configure', DO NOT manually edit the relevant files". However, as Boud suggested in Bug #58243, this is against our principle to encourage users to modify Maneage. With this commit, that explanation has been expanded by a few sentences to tell the users what to change and warn them in case they decide to change the build-directory.
2020-04-27Aborting with informative error when GNU gettext not foundMohammad Akhlaghi-1/+39
Until now, we wouldn't explicity check for GNU gettext. If it was present on the system, we would just add a link to it in Maneage's installation directory. However, in bug #58248, Boud noticed that Git (a basic software) actually needs it to complete its installation. Unfortunately we haven't had the tiem to include a build of Gettext in Maneage. Because it is mostly available on many systems, it hasn't been reported too commonly, it also has many dependencies which make it a little time consuming to install. So with this commit, we actually check for GNU gettext right after checking the compiler and if its not available an informative error message is written to inform the user of the problem, along with suggestions on fixing it (how to install GNU gettext from their package manager).
2020-04-26Configure.sh: build directory checked for ability to modify permissionsPedram Ashofteh Ardakani-11/+81
Until now we only checked for the existance and write-ability of the build directory. But we recently discovered that if the specified build-directory is in a non-POSIX compatible partition (for example NTFS), permissions can't be modified and this can cause crashs in some programs (in particular, while building Perl, see [1]). The thing that makes this problem hard to identify is that on such partitions, `chmod' will still return 0 (so it was hard to find). With this commit, a check has been added after the user specifies the build-directory. If the proposed build directory is not able to handle permissions as expected, the configure script will not continue and will let the user know and will ask them for another directory. Also, the two printed characters at the start of error messages were changed to `**' (instead of `--'). When everything is good, we'll use `--' to tell the user that their given directory will be used as the build directory. And since there are multiple checks now, the final message to specify a new build directory is now moved to the end and not repeated in every check. [1] https://savannah.nongnu.org/support/?110220
2020-04-20Configuration: current directory printed properly in stdoutMohammad Akhlaghi-9/+9
Until now, the message that we printed just before starting to build software didn't actually print the current directory, but only `pwd'. With this commit, this is fixed (it uses the `currentdir' variable that is already found before).
2020-04-20Maneage instead of Template in README-hacking.md and copyright noticesMohammad Akhlaghi-11/+11
Until now, throughout Maneage we were using the old name of "Reproducible Paper Template". But we have finally decided to use Maneage, so to avoid confusion, the name has been corrected in `README-hacking.md' and also in the copyright notices. Note also that in `README-hacking.md', the main Maneage branch is now called `maneage', and the main Git remote has been changed to `https://gitlab.com/maneage/project' (this is a new GitLab Group that I have setup for all Maneage-related projects). In this repository there is only one `maneage' branch to avoid complications with the `master' branch of the projects using Maneage later.
2020-04-17Removed confusing comment in configure.sh, and extra variableMohammad Akhlaghi-12/+2
In the previous commit, we remove the `-static' flag from building PatchELF because it wasn't necessary any more. Howver, the comment for the check still included it and could be confusing. This is corrected with this commit. Also, we don't need the `good_static_libc' variable (that was only defined to pass onto PatchELF). This has also been corrected.
2020-04-17IMPORTANT: software config directly under reproduce/software/configMohammad Akhlaghi-8/+6
Until now the software configuration parameters were defined under the `reproduce/software/config/installation/' directory. This was because the configuration parameters of analysis software (for example Gnuastro's configurations) were placed under there too. But this was terribly confusing, because the run-time options of programs falls under the "analysis" phase of the project. With this commit, the Gnuastro configuration files have been moved under the new `reproduce/analysis/config/gnuastro' directory and the software configuration files are directly under `reproduce/software/config'. A clean build was done with this change and it didn't crash, but it may cause crashes in derived projects, so after merging with Maneage, please re-configure your project to see if anything has been missed. Please let us know if there is a problem.
2020-04-05Commenting version numbers with an underscore for LaTeXRaul Infante-Sainz-1/+3
Until now we would simply return the version numbers as they were written into the separate files and situations can happen where the version numbers contain an underscore (`_'). However, this character is a methematical character in LaTeX, causing LaTeX to complain and abort. With this commit, a step has been added at the end of the configure script to convert any possible `_' to `\_'. Once it is commented (a backslash is put behind it), the underscore will be printed as it is in the final PDF. This commit was originally written by Mohammad Akhlaghi
2020-02-24MissFITS is now added to the templateSurena Fatemi-1/+1
MissFITS is package for manipulating FITS files. I added it as my first commit to the project for educational purposes.
2020-02-13Adding a link to the *crt*.o files in the local install directoryMohammad Akhlaghi-0/+1
Until now, we defined `LIBRARY_PATH' to fix the problem of the `ld' linker of Binutils needing several `*crt*.o' files to run. However, some software (for example ImageMagick) over-write `LIBRARY_PATH', therefore there is no other way than to put a link to these necessary files in our local build directory. With this commit, we fixed the problem by putting a link to the system's relevant files in the local library directory. This fixed the problem with ImageMagick. Later, when we build the GNU C Library in the project, we should remove this step. This bug reported by Raul Castellanos Sanchez.
2020-02-11Configure script won't crash without Fortran compiler, only a warningMohammad Akhlaghi-27/+46
Until now, when a Fortran compiler didn't exist on the host operating system, the configure script would crash with a warning. But some projects may not need Fortran, so this is just an extra/annoying crash! With this commit, it will still print the warning, but instead of a crash, it will just sleep for some seconds, then continue. Later, when if a software needs Fortran, it's building will crash, but atleast the user was warned. In the future, we should add a step to check on the necessary software and see if Fortran is necessary for the project or not. The project configuration should indeed crash if Fortran is necessary, but we should tell the user that software XXXX needs Fortran so we can't continue without a Fortran compiler. Also, a small sentence ("Project's configuration will continue in XXXX seconds.") was added after all the warnings that won't cause a crash, so user's don't think its a crash.
2020-02-01Make called with -k during software buildingMohammad Akhlaghi-2/+2
Until now, Make was just run ordinarily on the two Makefiles of the software building phase. Therefore when there was a problem with one software while building in parallel, Make would only complete the running rules and stop afterwards. But when other rules don't depened on the crashed rule, its a waste of time to stop the whole thing. With this commit, both calls to Make in the `configure.sh' script are done with the `-k' option (or `--keep-going' in GNU Make). With this option, if a rule crashes, the other rules that don't depend on it will also be run. Generally, anything that doesn't depend on the crashed rule will be done. The `-k' option is a POSIX definition in Make, so it is present in most implemenetations (for the call to `basic.mk').
2020-02-01IMPORTANT: reproduce/software/bash renamed to reproduce/software/shellMohammad Akhlaghi-0/+1407
Until now the shell scripts in the software building phase were in the `reproduce/software/bash' directory. But given our recent change to a POSIX-only start, the `configure.sh' shell script (which is the main component of this directory) is no longer written with Bash. With this commit, to fix that problem, that directory's name has been changed to `reproduce/software/shell'.