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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Create apr-build repository
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2002 18:46:01 GMT
Huh? Oh, OK I see now. How in the hell did we get ourselves in this mess? If
these are projects they should be self supporting. I'm really not in favour
of having a sub directory. Nor do I really want so many copies of these
things on my machine!



> On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 07:19:25PM +0100, David Reid wrote:
> > OK, but let's assume that apr is needed for these. I mean they are based
> > apr (apr as in the original plain old boring apr library) right? Then I
> > guess what I don't understand is why we don't simply have the packages
use a
> > script that tells them the location and then just use them...
> No, they're not built from APR - they are simply m4 macros or
> shell scripts that autoconf requires.  We could expand it to include
> other functionality, but the key here is to support autoconf.
> > The script is built by apr and installed, then either used from an
> > or from the apr dir if we're in a cvs type environment...
> Nope.  Can't do that as autoconf needs these files at both generation
> and invocation of the configure scripts.
> That precludes any 'oh, hey, look they are here' magic.  They really
> do have to be in the local repository or hardcoded paths.  -- justin

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