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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Frank Schmitt
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 16:45:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Frank Schmitt writes:
>  > Perhaps one could build a system like fedoras mock
> You're missing my point.  One can, but not until you know about all of
> the requirements.  A couple of people tried for XEmacs, and got bogged
> down in the details, so we don't have them.  That's one reason why
> instead of computing dependencies we simply say "build in the tree".
> I'm not saying it's impossible, just that it's probably more work than
> it looks at first glance.

Hmm. You argued that the developer might not notice that his package
requires things which he, locally, has installed but which aren't
available by default. I presented the way Fedora handles the same
problem for rpm-Packages.

The developer says "dear build system, I think I in my package humba, I
only use package foo, bar and baz". The build system installs foo, bar
and baz in *a clean environment outside of the developers workspace*
(e.g. a fresh CVS checkout of Emacs), tries to build humba there and
reports success or failure.

Maybe I'm stilling missing your point, I just wanted to make sure you
don't miss mine ;-)

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