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Re: Pre-Depends for Xorg 7.0

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> writes:

> Imake is considered dead-except-for-routine-maintenance upstream as far
> as I can tell, so best practice would be to migrate away from it.
> Unless someone plans to adopt it.

imake the program, and xmkmf, are *probably* not that horribly difficult
to maintain, apart from obnoxious C preprocessor issues.  However, imake
is very, *very* heavily dependent on the exact details of the X
configuration.  If upstream is abandoning imake, my worry on trying to
maintain it would be that the X configuration may drift away from what
imake can deal with.

I've done that sort of X configuration hacking to make imake install
things in appropriate locations and use the right compilers in the past.
It's not fun work; it's painful, tedious, and exceedingly boring, and I
wouldn't recommend it if you can avoid it.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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