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Re: More an autopackage

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: More an autopackage
Date: 19 Jan 2001 13:50:26 -0700

>>>>> "Geoffrey" == Geoffrey Wossum <address@hidden> writes:

Geoffrey> I was thinking about this, and I considered another
Geoffrey> possibility.  autopkg would scan the to build a
Geoffrey> basic specfile, which the developer could then add pre/post
Geoffrey> install scripts and so forth.  This would be analogous to
Geoffrey> autoscan producing a basic that the developer
Geoffrey> then customizes.

Unfortunately, I don't think it is that easy.

First, contents can be conditional on the particular
configuration.  That is why you really want to deal with the
post-configuration package (using `make') and not

Second, the more complex post-install scripts are generated by
automake itself.  For instance, take a look at the hair required to
install an info page.  It would be a pain for developers to have to
insert this code by hand (if they even know it exists).


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