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Re: Imake problems.

Christian Hudon wrote:
> On Mon, 20 May 1996, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > I find the fracturing of packages into runtime and development sometimes
> > doesn't make any sense. In this case, why is imake and xmkmf supplied in
> > xbase, but the configuration files they need to run properly in the xdevel
> > package. Shouldn't they all be in the same place? It would certainly make
> > using and finding them more straight forward.
> Agreed. IMHO imake and xmkmf should be together with their config files...
> i.e in the xdevel package.
> 1. They're only used when compiling x binaries.
> 2. Getting a 'xmkmf: file not found' will probably get users thinking "I
> need an x development package". Getting a failed xmkmf run will most
> probably get the users thinking 'bug!'.

I agree with 2. I think I was rather confused and required advice on what to
do when xmkmf wouldn't work. It certainly got a Slackware using friend
thinking Debian was broken.

Your comment is slightly misleading however. I assume you mean "bash: xmkmf:
command not found". When I ran into this problem xmkmf ran for a while and
then stopped with the error "xmkmf: file not found" IIRC.

There may be good reasons to do it the way it is done at present of course.


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