Re: Automake 2.50 migration strategy, as implemented
On Sun, 27 May 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Also, the case where the
> > autobuilders will build things in a different environment than a normal
> > user, or the maintainer would, is not acceptable. The autobuilders may
> > be able to build it, but a normal user would have to know some secret
> > (installing autoconf2.13) to get it to rebuild.
> Shall I invite you to look at all the special casing in andrea? The buildds
> already do things differently to how a normal user or the maintainer might
> build them. That's not desirable, perhaps, but it's not reasonably avoidable
> for woody.
Since I do currently because of the lack of a running autobuilder
recompile some packages by hand for i386 I'd be very interested to hear
which special treatments besides the handling of packages without build
dependencies I should be aware of.
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"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
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