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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2004 18:59:28 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> > I hate to chime in here, but I must agree. Things have certainly
> > come a long way when the build/configure system tried to
> > be as LCD (lowest common denominator) as possible.
> And it was a recursive make solution which we're trying to fix. If you can
> come up with an LCD approach which has a single top-level Makefile, then
> please feel free.
> > If we require all this "extra" stuff, then, at least to my
> > mind, it means that we need to rethink not just patch.
> Oh, come on. For somebody building straight from CVS, to add a Python
> dependence? Okay, so it caught a few people unawares. We make changes like
> that all the time. But this one is not hard to solve.
> In any case, this whole notion of "rewrite as a shell script" just isn't
> going to fly.


No, I have no solutions, nor did I mean to imply that:

    o Such a solution is trivial
    o That the solution used was done with no
      thought of impact to developers.

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   jim@jaguNET.com   [|]   http://www.jaguNET.com/
      "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
             will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson

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