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Re: Request to package maintainers
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: Request to package maintainers
- From: steve dot snyder at philips dot com
- Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:27:36 -0500
- Cc: <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
>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.
Fair enough. I would settle for just a brief note in a README file. Anything
that would communicate how the standard binaries were built.
>A second thing to consider: if you are building from source it implies
>that you don't want the packagers options...
I suspect that a lot of people rebuild just to add or remove a config
option. One person may want to try the new POSIX thread support, while
another wants to enable a different caching algorithm in Squid.
In my own case I just want to tweak the compiler optimizations. Just
adding "-march=i686 -s" to the existing compiler flags is all I want. But
that raises a question: what was the original configuration?
Thanks for the response.
email@example.com on 04/25/2001 05:07:30 PM
Subject: Re: Request to package maintainers
>----- 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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