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Re: [bug-inetutils] src/ layout

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] src/ layout
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:00:58 -0400

   > Definitively the single-file ones, not entierly sure for the
   > multi-file ones.

   I have no particular feeling about single-file utilities, but I'd
   be definitively against dropping all multi-file ones in a single
   directory. That would create a mess.

Just dropping the files into a single directory would indeed be a
mess.  That wasn't my plan, I'll try to play around with it and see
what becomes of it.  I can start putting the single-file ones in src/
though if everyone is OK with that.  And then send a patch for review
for the multi-file ones.

   Notice also that there is a difference between core- and inetutils:
   our configure.ac gives installer a possibility to build only a
   subset of all utilities.

So does coreutils using

   The current implementation of this is suboptimal, as it was written
   back ago when Automake did not support DIST_SUBDIRS.  The latter
   would greatly simplify it, but it relies on each utility residing
   in its dedicated subdirectory.

I don't think that using DIST_SUBDIRS would be much cleaner vs. using
bin_PROGRAMS = @ftp@ ...; which is what we currently do (more or

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