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Re: New way to integrate gnulib into projects?

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: New way to integrate gnulib into projects?
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 08:06:38 -0700
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On 5/17/21 1:17 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
I still think the best solution is to put much of the gnulib stuff
into an installable gnulib-dev package that would be required by the
bootstrap script. I proposed that about 2 decades ago, but we're still
spending gobs of compute and wall clock resources recomputing the same
stuff. :(
The problem is what to do if your project requires a newer version of
some gnulib file.

We already have that problem. Every now and then I try to build some project for some reason or another, but it turns out it needs a more recent libwhatever-dev installed. I install that, but _it_ needs libsomethingelse-dev, but my version isn't up-to-date enough. Or I can't find it at all. An out-of-date gnulib-dev wouldn't be anything new.

OTOH, I'm retired, less quixotic and mostly use computers for email, Zoom and PhotoShop, which won't even run on Linux. (I've tried emulation, no go. :)

Cheers - Bruce

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