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Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency

From: Keith Marshall
Subject: Re: [Groff] Tiny make patch: avoid Netpbm dependency
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:08:43 +0000
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On 13/03/14 11:52, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
> More than three years of a many-man show with autotools.

Apparently ineffectively.  It took me around two weeks with the autoconf
manual, to recognize its (enormous) potential, (and about the same, to
identify automake as one autotool too far).

> In comparison a year of a minimalistic homebrew one-and-a-half-man
> configure written in plain sh(1) (couldn't resist)

And so, you doom yourself to reinvent autoconf, ineffectively, in
perpetuity.  Many have tried; none have succeeded.  I despair when I
encounter a project that claims to have successfully achieved this; it
is >99% certain that it will fail to deliver, (and my experience has
been 100% failure to date).


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