I guess I can’t keep my hands off my gentoo box trying to test new things until stuff breaks. This might sound tragic, but if you’d ask me, it’s those things you learn most of as fix the things you have broken while trying to improve your box. It’s those things teaching you the implications of the whole system.

My troublemaker today is called cmake, which doesn’t sound to be a big deal as it’s just a tool used for building KDE 4. But it can be quite mean if it doesn’t work correctly.

The reason for troubles is the fact that cmake uses cmake for building itself which leads us to a Chicken-Egg-like problem. So if cmake is broken, the only way of rebuilding it is removing it befor recompilation to prevent usage of the broken cmake binary.


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