|Bill Allombert on Fri, 30 Nov 2001 14:42:18 +0100|
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|Re: R.I.P., Configure?|
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 07:35:50PM -0500, Matias Atria wrote: > > On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, Ilya Zakharevich wrote: > > > they work *only* in the situations when *all* the interdependent parts make > > flawless guesses. > > That's what --enable, --with and environnment variables are for. I actually > prefer automatic configuration, but that's a holy war. These are only yes/no choice, not sufficient for replacing most question asked by Configure. Also, you can use Configure -l if you prefer automatic configuration: For the Debian package, I do ./Configure $DEB_OPTION #get a raw configuration cat config_debian >> $OSARCH/dtf.Config.in #tweak it ./Configure -l $OSARCH/dtf.Config.in #reload it > Anyway, maybe it would be good to update the TODO file :-) I still believe there are room for improvement in Configure. We should compare configure scripts and Configure and see what are the best technical choices: Makefile.SH between Makefile.in ? locatelib/symbol between "try to compile a C file"? etc... Cheers, Bill.