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Re: autoconf-2.68b released [beta]

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.68b released [beta]
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:17:36 -0500
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On Friday 02 March 2012 15:44:53 Olaf Lenz wrote:
> On 03/02/2012 07:33 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > uhh, Sabayon does have xz-utils and has for quite a long time now.
> > after all, it's simply Gentoo at its core, and Gentoo has had
> > xz-utils for a long time.
> > 
> > openSUSE has had xz-utils since 11.2.  before that, they had
> > lzma-utils.
> Sorry if I expressed me wrong: Of course Sabayon and openSUSE provide
> xz-utils-packages! However, they are not *installed* by default. This is
> no problem when you administrate your own machine, but when you use a
> multiuser system administrated by others, it is usually not installed,
> and just poses another small obstacle on the path to get autoconf
> installed.

i don't think that matters.  bzip2 is often not installed by default, nor is 
gcc or g++ or any other development program.  i find it hard to swallow that 
this is even a small obstacle to someone who is installing autoconf manually 
by fetching the tarball and running configure+make.

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