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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: *.exports in distro bundle
Date Sat, 16 Dec 2000 21:17:27 GMT
On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 12:36:55PM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 10:28:07AM -0800, rbb@covalent.net wrote:
>...
> > When I originally wrote the buildexports stuff, we didn't require Perl to
> > build Apache, because that file could be generated once and just bundled
> > with Apache.  With the move to create those files during the build steps,
> > we now require Perl just to build.  I think the best solution is to move
> > that step back to the buildconf script, because that allows us to bundle
> > these files with the packages.
> 
> We can make *.exports at release-time and bundle them into the distro. The
> files won't be regenerated since they already exists.
>...
> Keeping it in the make step is important for the developers. When the
> headers change, it is nice to have the exports automatically updated. When
> Jeff took out some of the address lookup stuff, it got rebuilt for me and
> everything was happy. No re-running buildconf just to get rid of it.

I just thought of something. Nothing precludes us from building *.exports in
buildconf (e.g. in prep for a release). The make step remains for developers
when they update the header files.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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