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Re: ITP: Guile 1.5.6
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Robert Collins" <email@example.com>
Cc: "'Nicholas Wourms'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
"'Jan Nieuwenhuizen'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Understood. Remember this subthread began NOT from a "setup sucks,
> let's all speculate about how great rpm/dpkg is". It actually grew from
> "method 2 buildscripts suck. There's 84 different semi-supported ways
> to build setup-compatible tarballs, but no standard. There must be a
> better way".
Oh yes, and as you say below, the two are linked.
> Unfortunately, existing "build tools" (like rpm and dpkg) also double as
> system maintainance/package installers -- which invades setup.exe's
> turf. Sorry. :-)
Yes, it's why setup has has the 84 semi-supported ways for so long, because
it doesn't offer a better way - and we are all agreed that we don't want to
invent one :}.
> BTW, your message should be on everybody's bookmark list the NEXT time
> "setup should use rpm/dpkg/yast/whatever" comes up...
Heh, yes, next week :}.