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Re: Behaviour of Build / Configure in GNU programs

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Behaviour of Build / Configure in GNU programs
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:40:06 +0200
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> How about the attached patch ?

@@ -4128,6 +4133,11 @@
 install whichever versions of whichever packages they like.  Do not
 induce new dependencies on other software lightly.
+Don't allow any part of the build or configure process to open a 
+network connection in order to download files remotely (or for any other 
+The distribution should successfully build on a machine disconnected 
+from the internet.
 Non-source files that might actually be modified by building and
 installing the program should @strong{never} be included in the
 distribution.  So if you do distribute non-source files, always make
IMHO it would be clearer to explicitly say what is acceptable, for
example by mentioning what Gnulib 'bootstrap' script is doing.

Mathieu Lirzin

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