On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 16:05, email@example.com wrote: Please pay attention to the etiquette of the debian-devel mailing list. I am subscribed and did not require a Cc. > On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 03:07:53PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote: > > On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 01:53, Anthony DeRobertis wrote: > > > > > Am I the only people who things that, ideally, one could build Debian > > > from source, starting with only Essential and Build-Essential packages? > > > > > Yup, you're the only one. > > > > I'd be entertained how you intend to resolve the fact that "make" uses > > "make" to be built. (Or that "gcc" requires a C compiler!) > > make and gcc *are* build-essential. > Strangely enough, *I* know that. I interpreted his "starting with" as being the set of packages you start building from source. And frankly, I don't see why build-essential packages should be special in this way. I can immediately think of several "make replacement" packages (ant, for example) that use themselves to build themselves. > > The way you resolve circular build dependencies is to bootstrap the > > package in some way, this may mean ignoring some missing depends or it > > may simply mean installing the binary package in the first place. > > That's wonderful. Especially when you are porting to new architecture - > the binary packages are real easy to obtain out of thin air. > Ever heard of cross-compiling? Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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