Re: Non-Debian packaging practice
On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 08:47:28PM -0500, Joe Smith wrote:
> "Russ Allbery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> [🔎] email@example.com">news:[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >Joe Smith <email@example.com> writes:
> >>So I must ask why do people dislike the autotools? Are there really
> >>problems that outweigh the benefits of being able to compile the program
> >>on strange architectures with little difficulty? Remember that the
> >>autotools let one compile the program in the same way on a GNU/Linux
> >>system, Cygwin, BSD, and a large number of commercial unixes.
Problem #1 is Bad Documentation.
There is also a large amount of indirection involved to get things to
happen just the way you want them to. A simple program is pretty
However I had a lot of difficultly getting the thing to, say, generate a
file nicely. It is now doing it but it sure took a long time to work
Craig Small GnuPG:1C1B D893 1418 2AF4 45EE 95CB C76C E5AC 12CA DFA5
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