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Re: RFC: Rules for distro-friendly packages

Le dimanche 19 septembre 2010 à 16:47 +0200, Adam Borowski a écrit : 
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 02:07:10PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > You must be mistaken by automake’s counter-intuitiveness.
> > 
> > The infamous maintainer mode *is the default* when you don’t set the
> > macro. Setting AM_MAINTAINER_MODE actually disables maintainer mode
> > unless you set --enable-maintainer-mode (which brings back the default
> > behavior).
> This is what I meant.
> You need to either remove AM_MAINTAINER_MODE from configure.ac or
> explicitely pass --enable-maintainer-mode or suffer the damage.

> Having it disabled means that you either:
> * don't build from source (a severity:important bug)
> * ship sourceless code (a severity:serious bug)

Sorry, but… WTFF?

> A "configure" script produced by autotools is neither source, something
> meant to be read by humans nor the preferred form of modification, so trying
> to patch that is counterproductive -- either a waste of time and asking for
> trouble if you did edit the real source, or a RC bug if you did not.

A configure that modifies itself without being asked too, behaving
differently depending on what’s on the system, is just a disaster
waiting to happen.

> -- 
> 1KB		// Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor:
> 		//	Never attribute to stupidity what can be
> 		//	adequately explained by malice.

Hmm, the signature says much too. A new friend for Roy Schestowitz?

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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`. `'  “If you behave this way because you are blackmailed by someone,
  `-    […] I will see what I can do for you.”  -- Jörg Schilling

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