Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> writes:
Dale> So, before I can build the helper tool I must be able to build
Yes. And once you have bootstrapped, this shall never be a
Dale> This is exactly the creaping featurism I'm trying to address here
What is the motivation here? A one time bootstrap of a build
system for a new port is not enough, I'm afraid.
Dale> My point is that we have dropped restrictions on install
Dale> scripts to the point that anything is likely to appear as an obstruction
Dale> to the build process. Perl is only one example.
This is not an install script. This is a buyild rule. There is
a major difference. I would agree for install scripts. Not for build scripts.
You seem to be confusing them all over again ;-)
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. Benjamin
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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