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From Sander Striker <stri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2004 19:19:21 GMT
On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 19:50, Brad Nicholes wrote:
>    I am still confused as to what this all means.  What do you all mean
> by "Platform".  I keep reading these email messages and it sounds like
> "Platform" == "Linux".  NetWare doesn't use buildconf but yet we still
> have to generate the files.  We also don't build directly on the NetWare
> platform, we build on Windows and then copy to the the NLMs to NetWare. 
> When we generate the files, we have to first build the utility, copy it
> to NetWare, run it and then copy the results back to windows and
> continue with the build.  With the way that it was done before python,
> even though it was a pain, we could still build the utility and run it
> on NetWare.  Python doesn't run on NetWare so we have no hope of ever
> running the script to generate the file.  Our only option is to check
> the file into CVS and go through more pain trying to manually keep the
> file in sync.   Are you going to keep gen_uri_delims.c in sync with
> gen-uri-delims.py so those of us that can't run python can still build? 
> A shell script isn't possible either, since NetWare also doesn't have a
> shell.  Our options are C, Perl or PHP.

The way I suspect Greg is heading is that you get a
./gen-build.py netware, which can be run on any platform to
produce the things you need to do the Netware build.  So
this should be an improvement, since you don't have to move
files, build a tool, move it back, then build.

Sander

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