RFC: add a dummy "configure" to the packaging templates

Dr. Volker Zell Dr.Volker.Zell@oracle.com
Thu Apr 1 07:53:00 GMT 2004

>>>>> "Igor" == Igor Pechtchanski writes:

    Igor> A couple of reasons.  First, lndir is not always available, and I'd hate
    Igor> to make developers install the whole XFree86-bin package just to build,
    Igor> say, wtf.  Secondly, lndir doesn't have the same invocation semantics as
    Igor> configure, so we'd have to change the generic-build-script yet again to
    Igor> accomodate it.  I'd rather include a dummy configure that does the "right
    Igor> thing" (i.e., populates the build directory with enough files to be able
    Igor> to build the package there).  If it makes you feel better, we could put in
    Igor> some code to detect whether lndir is available and if it is, use it under
    Igor> the covers.

That would be great.

    Igor> 	Igor


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