On 10/18/2011 04:05 PM, David Engster wrote:
> emacs writes:
>> I'm trying to setup CEDET with example files (including GNU global
>> database files created by gtags program) so that my colleagues can test
>> drive cedet and other elisp tools. Some people have gtags in their
>> path, but some don't. So if those without gtags in their PATH loads one
>> of my C++ file with associated GNU global database files, then cedet
>> seems to detect the database files and tries to run 'global' program to
>> parse them. If my colleagues without gtags in their PATH tries out my
>> examples, cedet signals error when it fails to launch 'global'.
> Only having the Global database file(s) in the project shouldn't by
> itself lead to CEDET trying to actually use it. You still have to
> explicitly activate it by using
> (semanticdb-enable-gnu-global-databases 'some-language-mode)
> If you really see that CEDET calls global although the above line was
> not called, then I think that would be a bug, but at the moment I cannot
> see that behavior. Do you also provide special init files for CEDET for
> your colleagues? If so, I think you should check for global there.
I'm worried that a silent ignore would give folks a false sense of
success when trying ti get gnu-global support working.
Perhaps the best solution for a generic installation is:
(if (cedet-gnu-global-version-check t) ; dont error
and thus not install anything if it isn't there.