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From: Frank Schafer <frank.schafer@×××××××××.cz>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Why autoconf in system?
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 12:30:05
Message-Id: 1126527993.5947.159.camel@localhost.localdomain
1 Hi,
3 we meet often the (faulty) notion that autoconf/automake (even a couple
4 of versions on gentoo) is a dependency for packages.
6 This is true only for development of these packages itself.
7 Autoconf/automake provides tools to GENERATE configure scripts. Both are
8 totally unnecessary to build a package or run the programs it provides.
9 I've built a full featured LFS system not long ago without even
10 autoconf/automake installed.
12 I'd suggest to remove the build of autoconf/automake from ``emerge
13 system''. I'd leave all of the autoconf/automake versions in portage
14 tough for the case someone wants to involve in development of some
15 package.
17 Bug report regarding to this follows.
19 Regards
20 Frank
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Why autoconf in system? Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Why autoconf in system? Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Why autoconf in system? Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>