First questions...

Mo DeJong
Sun Aug 6 16:58:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Mark Brown wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 04:03:37PM -0700, Mo DeJong wrote:
> > Itcl, BLT, Tix, or whatever. We need to supply them. It may be possible
> > to allow the user to tell the system not to use its own version
> > and use the system ones instead, but that will not be the default.
> Is it not possible to write an autoconf test to detect what you need?

Not unless the autoconf test downloads, builds, and installs
the correct versions of each package you do not have.

> > Come on, folks can not even fix a missing chmod, there is no
> > way everyone is going to be able to figure out problems related
> > to building with the wrong version of Tcl/Tk.
> If you make installing the versions you ship non-optional you're 
> going to annoy people who actually look at what you're trying to do.  
> I certainly feel unhappy installing a program that seems to want to
> stomp over as much of my system as Source Navigator does - particularly
> things like TCL/Tk.

Why can't you just use --prefix=/usr/local/SN? Perhaps the current
approach is non-optimal. Are you willing to help improve it?

Mo DeJong
Red Hat Inc

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