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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-user] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:13:44
Message-Id: 20100817210514.GC24806@nibiru.local
* Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com> 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 ? (see and of the text) cu -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Enrico Weigelt, metux IT service -- phone: +49 36207 519931 email: weigelt@×××××.de mobile: +49 151 27565287 icq: 210169427 skype: nekrad666 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Embedded-Linux / Portierung / Opensource-QM / Verteilte Systeme ----------------------------------------------------------------------