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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:05:14 +0200
* Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@...> schrieb:

> My biggest beef by far when packaging apps is automagic dependencies.
> 
> e17 is full of them - if package A is present, the app will configure itself 
> to use it. Usually you cannot switch this kind of thing off even if you have 
> valid reasons to do so.

That's one of the reasons I'm building everything by a sysroot'ed
crosscompiler (when not using Gentoo ;-)). This way these things
(normally) can't happen.

> I want explicit --enable-<package> features in the ./configure step for 
> everything that might be optional. Because I often do have that lib on my 
> system and the app's usage of it is buggy, so I should be able to disable that 
> support.

Can you live with the current formulation ?
http://www.metux.de/index.php/de/component/content/article/57.html

(see and of the text)


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