Re: RFC: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Enrico Weigelt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Russ Allbery <email@example.com> schrieb:
>> --enable/--disable is for internal features. --with/--without is for
>> features that depend on external packages. See the Autoconf
> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>