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Re: Autotools-generated 'configure' & '' considered binaries?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Autotools-generated 'configure' & '' considered binaries?
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2022 14:06:38 +0200
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Maxime Devos <> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès schreef op vr 01-04-2022 om 10:58 [+0200]:
>> As a first milestone, maybe we could start running ‘autoreconf’ more
>> often, for packages higher in the graph.  We could change the
>> ‘bootstrap’ build phase to do that unless it’s explicitly turned off.
>> It may turn out to be a Sisyphean task though…
>> Thoughts?
> Changing all pre-existing packages, maybe.  But doing this for new
> packages (reducing review effort) and perhaps when a package is updated
> (for purity) should be feasible I think?  Then gradually things would
> improve and eventually(TM) doing the switch in the bootstrap phase may
> become feasible ...

Yes, we could do that as a first step (in fact it’s already happening as
some projects no longer distribute tarballs).

What do maintainers think of that policy?


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