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Re: [RFC] Package build time config for installation directories.

On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 03:26:56PM +0100, Nils Lohner wrote:
> Ben- 
>   There's only one thing that I would like to see, and that's to facilitate 
> compiling and installing native packages on other systems.
> I currently work on solaris and since I use a lot of GNU tools I currently 
> download all packages that can handle
> ./configure --prefix=/sup;make;make install 
> and they'll just work.
> So I guess the system needs to support functionality that I can use
> the .orig.tgz files (no debianization) because then I can just apt-get
> source and build and have it work, meaning I can automize a dir with non-
> standard stuff on solaris.  This would also make the system completely 
> non-debian dependent (i.e. people can use it on hp-ux for maintaining a GNU 
> tools tree in /opt by downloading, compiling and installing sources for 
> example) and allow for a lot of flexibility.

But if you have apt available, why not use the debianization? :)

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