Re: automake/autoconf in build-dependencies
Scripsit Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * Henning Makholm
> | When I provide a configure script in the source package it means, on
> | the contrary, that I *have* tried it and therefore has some kind of
> | evidence that it will probably work for other people too.
> You have probably only tried it on one architecture.
Which is why I wrote "some kind of evidence that it will probably
work" instead of "know that it will work".
> To a certain degree, those would have been fixed if people
> build-depended on auto*, as they would have picked up fixed versions
> of the .m4 files.
But that has to be offset against the huge number of bugs that would
occur if we ran auto* at run time and had everything break everytime
the target moves.
Henning Makholm "Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit."