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Re: [help-GIFT] patch set!

From: risc
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] patch set!
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 09:10:29 -0600
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On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 03:24:49PM +0100, David Squire wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
> >On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 09:00:05AM +0100, David Squire wrote:
> >  
> >>address@hidden wrote:
> >>    
> >>>make gift build in a builddir (AKA, instead of doing "./configure; make" 
> >>>you do "mkdir build; cd build; ../configure ; make")
> >>> 
> >>>      
> >>Why would you do that? That is not the standard way for a GNU project to 
> >>be built. That one, I think, will have to be rescinded.
> >>
> >>    
> >per page 13 of my autoconf book, it is the standard. :)
> >
> >the features to do it are built into autoconf and everything.
> >
> >i'll forward you some links reguarding the standardness of not using 
> >SRCDIR for BUILDDIR as soon as i get to work.
> >
> >  
> I am not talking about autoconf recommendations. I am talking about 
> standards for GNU projects, which must be adhered to because of the 'G' 
> in 'GIFT'.  I have built many, many GNU programs, and not one ever 
> required me to do what you describe above. I think we should stick to 
> the standard GNU way of doing things.
> The standard GNU way is:
> tar xvfz package.tgz
> cd package
> ./configure
> make
> (make test)
> make install
> This is so standard that I typically do it without even reading README 
> and INSTALL when building GNU stuff.
> Regards,
> David


perhaps my entry in ChangeLog is not clear..
this only adds the ability to "mkdir builddir ; cd builddir; ../configure; 

the normal standard (old) gnu way is still supported.

Julia Longtin <address@hidden>

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