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Re: [PATCH] bootstrap: add bootstrap_sync option.

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bootstrap: add bootstrap_sync option.
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:34:58 +0700

Hi Paul,

On 19 Oct 2010, at 04:56, Paul Eggert wrote:
> How about another idea: have a very simple bootstrap script.  All it
> does is fetch gnulib, and execute gnulib's more-complicated script.
> We could call our new script "boot", say.  If this idea works, we
> could copy "boot" to gnulib as well, so that other projects can use
> the same idea.  The "boot" script should rarely need to change, and
> the problems of it being out of date should be so rare that projects
> don't need to worry so much about keeping it up to date.

This is a fine idea!

Although, I'd still very much like the process of fetching and building
a package from git to be close to:

  $ git clone ...
  $ less README
  $ ./bootstrap
  $ ./configure --prefix=... ...
  $ make all check
  $ sudo make install

I would prefer your "boot" script to be called "bootstrap", and rename
the current "bootstrap" to something else, maybe "autoconfiscate" or 
similar (not "autogen.sh"!  Gnome users would run that instead of
bootstrap, and GNU users would think it's related to GNU Autogen).

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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