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Re: Proposed Autoconf 2.50 path



Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> 
> The lesson to learn here is that packages should not require libtool,
> autoconf, or whatever at build time.  Those tools are designed to be run at
> source preperation time, so it is the responsibility of the package
> maintainer to run them before packaging the source.

So... should my packages not require gcc or ld to build either?

Sorry, I don't agree with your argument. A generated file is a generated
file, and if the upstream source doesn't have it (or if you've patched the
files which are input source for the generated file), then you need to
generate it.

I don't see configure scripts or Makefiles as any different to object files
or compiled and linked binaries. They're generated from source, which means
they will probably get generated during the build.
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