Resolving Problems

If your build fails, it may be because of a programs which do arbitrary things at build time. This is fundamentally at odds with the design of gn and ninja which aim for static, deterministic, build rules to maximize parallelism and repeatability of builds.

Some actions are automatically supported; others require action:

build script effectSupported by our gn templatesWork required by you
Checking rustc version to configure features on and offYesNone
Checking platform or CPU to configure features on and offYesNone
Generating codeYesYes - specify in gnrt_config.toml
Building C/C++NoPatch around it
Arbitrary other actionsNoPatch around it

Fortunately, most crates don’t contain a build script, and fortunately, most build scripts only do the top two actions.