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Re: Packaging a library that requires cross-compiled code

Le lundi 01 octobre 2007 à 20:09 -0500, Peter Samuelson a écrit :
> This is exactly the point I've been trying to make for a long time,
> about things like autoconf and automake1.x, and why you should
> build-depend on them and run them every time.  Because it proves that
> we are fully self-hosting, and the main reason _not_ to do it is the
> fear that we might _not_ actually be self-hosting.  Which is something
> I believe we've promised our users, implicitly if not explicitly.

Given that especially autoconf introduces serious incompatibilities
between minor releases, this is simply not feasible because it would
trigger hundreds of FTBFS errors each time a new autoconf version is

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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