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Re: dh_make debian/rules clean target

On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Peter Makholm wrote:
> Am I the only one considering autoconf broken because of this?

Yes :-)

> Wouldn't it had been better if there were some way for the operating
> system to provide these informations to configure instead of demanding

Since you cannot really hardcode a path inside the configure script without
all sort of headaches, I very much doubt this will be ever done.

Autoconf is more of a workaround for the fact that not everyone uses
GNU-based systems :-P  than anything else.  This limits it a LOT.

(Yes, I am using a skewed PoV in this reply, on purpose).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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