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Re: a saner bootstrap script

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: a saner bootstrap script
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:01:06 +0700

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the quick response.

On 22 Sep 2011, at 22:40, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 09/22/11 05:42, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
>> I'm treating the bootstrap script in GNU Zile git as the master copy
> It's certainly on my list of things to do.
> I was planning to do it with diffutils.
> But if I recall, you said there was some minor
> issue with diffutils and that dissuaded me from
> just switching (right now I've been stuck with a
> big patch for Emacs).  Perhaps you can refresh my
> memory about the diffutils issue?

No issue that I'm aware of.  You wanted to try porting diffutils to my
bootstrap script yourself, since it is "a small package, and a way off
from release" to give yourself a better handle on how it works than
just checking out all the packages I did already and watching ./bootstrap
run to completion. The list of packages I've provided bootstrap.conf files
for already is further back up the thread, along with commentary.

I got stuck on tar, and gave up easily since there are already a good
selection of bootstrap.conf files that I've created for other packages
that are sufficiently different in their characteristics to persuade
myself that I have all the bases covered. Perhaps you were thinking of

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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