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Re: Non-Debian packaging practice

Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net> writes:

> Some convenient interface for doing whatever has to be done; in the case
> of shell scripts, just provide a makefile or shscript, or python or
> whatever you prefer which accepts PREFIX or DESTDIR or whatever..

> It doesn't matter so much if it is #! /bin/sh or #! /usr/bin/make -f,
> especially since they both have "./foo install" interface.

I would much rather read and debug someone's makefile than someone's shell
script as long as their makefile uses reasonably standard variables and
rules.  I'm much more likely to be able to fix what I need to fix or add
the functionality that I need to add without significant surgery in a

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

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