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Re: config.{sub,guess} proposal

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

> On 4 Jan 1999, Jim Pick wrote:
> > Per Bothner <bothner@cygnus.com> seemed to think that it was a good
> > idea.  He suggested that we include:
> > 
> >   config.guess
> >   config.sub
> >   install-sh
> >   missing
> >   mdate-sh
> >   mkinstalldirs
> > 
> > What does everybody think?  It's a pretty simple change to make, and
> > would only improve the situation.  I'm willing to maintain the
> > package, and make NMUs if necessary.
> Doesn't each source package contain it's own version of these files
> anyhow? So even if you update the master copy you still need to update the
> local copy in the .tar.gz you want to compile :|

Yes, that's correct.  It doesn't solve the whole problem.

But having a single up-to-date set of config.{guess,sub} files would
be beneficial to people who are using Debian to do development.

Also, some packages (like Gnome) have an ./autogen.sh script that will
update these files in the source package.


 - Jim

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