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Re: nested packages

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: nested packages
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 22:48:15 +0200
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Hi Stepan,

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:41:58PM CEST:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:39:41AM +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > * Bob Rossi wrote on Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 03:42:51AM CEST:
> > > [...] I would like to avoid having to run ./configure
> > > twice for the installation of CGDB.

> > Eliminating the second configure run is sometimes possible, but for
> Ralf, what are you speaking about?  You introduced AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS,
> or eliminated it?

Eliminate AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS.  Introducing it to run the sub-configure
automatically is not so difficult, although many packages have
requirements that are not met by the current interface yet.  Getting
better though.  :)

> > > I would like to include them both in the same CVS repository and make 
> > > separate releases of the packages.
> I agree with Ralf here, that if you plan to release both of the packages
> independently, it's best to write a README which says that libgdbi has
> to be installed first.
> If you combine the packages, you might run into problems when youtry
> to link CGDB against the not-yet-installed libgdbi?  Maybe it's just
> my prejudice, but I'd feel safer if I had it as two packages.

Do those packages use Libtool?  :-)
(BTW, I'm having kind of a deja-vu feeling here; did we have a similar
conversation about this already, last year?)


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