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Re: [PATCH] improve 'autotools-install'

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] improve 'autotools-install'
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 04:04:59 +0100

Assaf Gordon wrote:

> Hello,
> Trying to use 'scripts/autotools-install' on a problematic system (Mac
> OS X 10.6.8, already has few other related bugs), building
> "pkg-config" fails.
> Two patches attached:
> 1. When "./configure" or "make" fail, use "die()" to print an error,
> pointing the user to the error log file.
> This helps when troubleshooting errors, because the script has "set
> -e" and simply exits on errors.
> 2. Recent "pkg-config" has a cyclic requirement of "glib", explained
> in the README [1]:

Often, these days, when I run this script, I do not require pkg-config,
and do not want to encourage its use in projects that aren't already
tied to it.  Do you need it?  When I have not needed it, I've temporarily
commented out a line or two so we don't download or build it.

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