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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch and autotools projects.

From: Magnus Therning
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch and autotools projects.
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:09:06 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 09:10:00PM +0200, Jan Hudec wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 15:05:26 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> >> configure --foo=bar
>> > You can make it yourself. It's really trivial:
>> > #!/bin/sh
>> > ./configure "$@"
>> Hmmm.... the discussion here is about how to deal with not having
>> `configure' and other auto-generated files in the repository.
>That's easy. Just don't put them there ;-).
>Developer should never run configure -- developer runs ./
>The user on the other hand does not check out from arch directly -- the
>user downloads a release tarball, that has the files generated.

Exactly. The important thing is to realise that you can (relatively)
safely put more pressure on developers than on users.

I'd recommend taking a look at any big opensource project that does use
the auto-tools to see how they've solved it, GNOME, KDE, Samba, etc. It
seems almost all opensource projects use the auto-tools (tla being a
notable exception :-)


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