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Re: Behaviour of Build / Configure in GNU programs

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Behaviour of Build / Configure in GNU programs
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:36:00 -0400

   I'm seeing an increasing number of programs, whose configure and/or
   makefile have been written, to open a connection to some remote url
   (usually controlled by the project) download file(s) from there and
   build them into the software.

   I think this is a bad idea, from many points of view: Scalability,
   Security and Reproducability.  I haven't found any such instances
   in GNU Software, but I think we should put a statement about it in
   the GCS.

Seriously?  Really curious what programs do this totally crazy

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