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Re: source builds vs. RPMs (was: Re: gettext 0.18 grumbles)

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: source builds vs. RPMs (was: Re: gettext 0.18 grumbles)
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 09:31:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 10:04:28PM +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Let me repeat it: We have GNU standards that guarantee you that
>   ./configure
>   make
>   make install
> must work everywhere. This *is* the "easy install" that anyone must be
> able to use.
> Why did you choose to ignore the contents of the INSTALL file and go
> searching for a distribution specific spec file instead? I'd like to
> know. The 'buildballs' project is attempting to address issues like this.

I think it's fairly obvious why I'd want to build an RPM on an
RPM-based distribution, rather than having two conflicting gettext
versions installed, one unrecognized by the packaging system.


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