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Re: RFC: Rules for distro-friendly packages

Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@metux.de> writes:
> * Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> schrieb:

>> --enable/--disable is for internal features.  --with/--without is for
>> features that depend on external packages.  See the Autoconf
>> documentation.

> This distinction is IMHO a wrong concept, that maybe gets more obvious
> when internal features start to introduce dependencies.


I think I'm going to bow out.  Our concept of how to design good upstream
software and what best practices are for standard tools are sufficiently
different that I don't think further line-by-line discussion is really a
productive use of either of our time.

I've had on my long-term to-do list for some time writing up what I
consider to be best practices and good coding style for putting together
software distributions.  Hopefully I'll be able to find some time to do

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

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