Authored by Jason Azze

Generate a compilation database for NTPsec to use in Sourcetrail

I wanted to look at NTPsec using Sourctrail. (see Sourctrail likes to consume JSON compilation databases, compile_commands.json. You usually generate these with CMake, but NTPsec isn't set up for that. There is a project called B Ear (bear) that will let you generate a compile_commands.json file without CMake. I cloned the project and installed it.

git clone
cd Bear/
cmake .
make all
sudo make install

Then I changed to my NTPsec source directory in order to use bear to generate the compilation db.

./waf distclean
./waf configure
bear ./waf build
cat compile_commands.json #This should be full of good JSON.

I'm not sure the clang step is necessary. In fact, it's probably not. It was left over from a thinko I was having at the time. I've left it in because I know those steps work.

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