On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 06:25:43PM +0100, Jens Granseuer wrote: > You don't need autotools for building release versions of packages > (./configure; make; make install). 'Users' for me also includes > people who build their own (RPM, deb, whatever) packages from the > tarballs, as opposed to developers who may build from CVS. Depends. I'm used to RPMs that are built from scratch. That includes auto*. But true, everything is in the tarball. That's why when I deleted every generated thing from libtool's sources it shrunk to 10% of original size. > Right. But it will prevent everyone from building the package if they > don't have automake installed - which is wrong. You don't need automake > for simply building the package. You only need it for bootstrapping, > i.e. at autogen.sh time, which you only do when building a version from > CVS. It creates the Makefile.in files which are included in the release > tarballs. Ok, your spec only calls configure. As I've said I'm used to ones that call everything. I withdraw. Torinthiel -- Waclaw "Torinthiel" Schiller GG#: 542916, 3073512 torinthiel(at)wp(dot)pl gpg: B06901F1 fpr: FAA3 559F CAE9 34DE CDC8 7346 2B6E 39F2 B069 01F1 "No classmates may be used during this examination"
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