Bug 1944 - feature request: ./waf configure detects invalid module
feature request: ./waf configure detects invalid module
Status: NEW
Product: ns-3
Classification: Unclassified
Component: build system
PC Linux
: P5 enhancement
Assigned To: Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
Depends on:
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Reported: 2014-07-07 12:17 EDT by Tom Henderson
Modified: 2014-07-07 12:17 EDT (History)
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Description Tom Henderson 2014-07-07 12:17:09 EDT
when './waf configure --enable-modules" is provided with an invalid module name, the configuration succeeds,  but the build fails with a more cryptic error.  e.g.

./waf configure --enable-modules=invalidmodulename

// succeeds

./waf build
Waf: Entering directory `/path/to/ns-3-dev/build'
Could not find a task generator for the name 'ns3-invalidmodulename'

A user has requested that './waf configure' instead detect this and print out a more helpful error message.

maybe something that called get_tgen_by_name() for each module at the end of configure, and caught the exception with a helpful error message, would work.