Re: Can metamail be disabled in elm?
> Ah! A good example of what I meant in an earlier post about
> compile-time vs. configure-time options and how some way to
> handle this is needed.
Carl V Streeter:
Agreed, but there is quite a bit of work involved in some packages.
Some need -D options to cc to configure things. Some have a
configure script. You never know what you're getting into.
How about, for the specific case of elm, putting out a package which
requires gcc, etc. and from postinst invoke a program designed to
configure for compilation which then spawns some processes to build
and install the thing.
Since I don't think dpkg has a file registration mechanism ready, it
would probably also be a good idea to include vanilla executables
(which might fit the needs of people who only install elm so they can