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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] new guides
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:50:52
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] new guides by (Achim Gottinger)
1 On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 06:56:57AM +0200, Achim Gottinger wrote:
3 > In situations where we modify aclocal or, i think it is better
4 > to run autoconf/... and add a patch for all modified files instead of running
5 > autoconf from the ebuild. This simplifies package dependencies and makes it
6 > possible to build all packages without autoconf/automake/m4/perl installed.
8 I don't think that this really matters for packages like GNOME (after all, if
9 you're installing GNOME then you probably also have autoconf/Perl,etc.
10 installed :), but this technique would be useful for critical system packages,
11 like those found in sys-*. However, "emerge" should be able to sort out the
12 build/runtime deps perfectly in either case -- as long as the DEPEND and
13 RDEPEND strings are set correctly.
15 Though I'll agree, it would be nice to have a Perl-free system (drobbins hides)
16 :P
18 --
19 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
20 President/CEO
21 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] new guides (Achim Gottinger)