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Re: afraid to build from source?

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:

> [Goswin von Brederlow]
> It's true that you can, but it's no excuse.  Upstream has reason to
> ship pre-built automake/autoconf output, because historically, random
> users could be expected to have 'make' and a C compiler, but couldn't
> be expected to have autoconf.  In Debian we are not constrained by
> that, we should not have to avoid building packages entirely from
> source.

I never said it is an excuse. It just how it is and convenient given
how fragile auto* is.


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