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> On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 15:47 +0100, Bastian Balthazar Bux wrote:
>>they are fundamental tools for compile a system, gentoo patches quite
>>everithing and so it must rebuild the configures and Makefiles script
>>that it's distribuited in the original packages.
>>To do do this emerge need to recompile other files that may be written
>>for a particular version of automake or autoconf (as far as I know they
>>are quite incompatible).
> Will emerge automake take care of everything, or is something futher
> needed? Also what does the S stand for?
You mean the S in
[ebuild NS ] sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r2
It stands for "Slot" (actually, SLOT). So [ NS ] stands for New SLOT.
Meaning that multiple versions of the same package can be installed
without conflicting with each other, because they are in different SLOTs.
In this case, it means that one compile can call for automake-1.8.5 and
use that specifically, another can just call for 'automake' and use the
latest version (1.9.something), if it wants, because both are on the
system and can coexist happily.
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