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Re: Request to package maintainers
- To: <steve dot snyder at philips dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: Request to package maintainers
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 10:06:18 +1000
- References: <0056910011659348000002L182*@MHS>
>----- Original Message -----
>Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 9:42 AM
>Subject: Request to package maintainers
>I would like to make a request of Cygwin's package maintainers: please
leave the generated config.cache file in the source package.
>I suggest this to aid in rebuilding from source packages. As it is,
those who want to rebuild there own binaries have no idea what config
>options were used in the standard cygwin build. The user who wants to
rebuild the source with config option A may
>be losing the options X, Y and Z used in the original cygwin build.
This is a _very_ bad idea. config.cache is not portable across machines
unless they are _identical_ in layout. And if you are building from
source you may well have a different location for various items.
config.status is less of an issue - but where would you put it ? (The
source dir is not the build dir for packagers ).
If all you want is the configure switches used, then I suggest just
asking for that. :]
A second thing to consider: if you are building from source it implies
that you don't want the packagers options...
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