Re: afraid to build from source?
Peter Samuelson <firstname.lastname@example.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
I never said it is an excuse. It just how it is and convenient given
how fragile auto* is.