RFC: add a dummy "configure" to the packaging templates

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Apr 1 15:29:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:

> >>>>> "Igor" == Igor Pechtchanski writes:
> Igor> A couple of reasons.  First, lndir is not always available, and I'd hate
> Igor> to make developers install the whole XFree86-bin package just to build,
> Igor> say, wtf.  Secondly, lndir doesn't have the same invocation semantics as
> Igor> configure, so we'd have to change the generic-build-script yet again to
> Igor> accomodate it.  I'd rather include a dummy configure that does the "right
> Igor> thing" (i.e., populates the build directory with enough files to be able
> Igor> to build the package there).  If it makes you feel better, we could put in
> Igor> some code to detect whether lndir is available and if it is, use it under
> Igor> the covers.
> That would be great.
> Ciao
>   Volker

Umm, what would be great?  Adding the script, or having it use lndir under
the covers?
Thanks for the vote, in any case.
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