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Re: Ugliness in the Learning Manual

From: Wols Lists
Subject: Re: Ugliness in the Learning Manual
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:54:46 +0100
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On 08/08/11 21:36, Maximilian Albert wrote:
> I don't know anything about the build system, but isn't it possible to
> do this automatically? Say, if you rename all lilypond-related
> environment variables so that they start with LILY_ then why can't you
> say something like 'env | grep LILY_' and put the output into the CG?
> Please ignore if this doesn't make any sense, I haven't followed the
> thread closely so I may be missing something.

>From digging into the LibreOffice build system ...

All environment variables should be specified / set up there, so getting
hold of a definitive list should just be a matter of reading something

(Note I said *should* :-)
> Cheers,
> Max
> P.S.: Since Graham mentioned getting rid of environment variables:
> only very recently have I started to appreciate the enormous value
> they have once you work on systems where things are just slightly
> different than what everyone considers to be standard because everyone
> uses Ubuntu (I'm exaggerating, of course) - or even just for testing
> different configurations on the same system. So personally I'd say try
> to keep them if at all possible. Just my two cents.

LibreOffice has (and don't ask me how it's done) various distro-specific
files which pull in the requisite settings for those distros.


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