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Re: automake/autoconf/libtool -- convince me

James Troup <james@nocrew.org> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> writes:

>> Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
>> [invoking autoconf/automake... at build time instead of shipping the
>> results in the diff]
>> Quoting autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz
>> | And it wastes CPU time in auto-builders, too. Do recall that some
>> | architectures are very slow (m68k, for example), and that any wastage
>> | of auto-build time is a severe problem for Debian as a whole (it
>> | delays packages from moving to Debian testing, for one!).
>> This might not be a very strong argument but it holds.

> No, it doesn't.  It's a stupid argument[1].  I can guarantee you that
> slower architectures (and I maintain buildds for one of them) will not
> notice the noise of autoconf/automake in the big picture.

Thanks for the correction, I'll try to get this pasragraph removed.
           cu andreas

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