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From Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis <arfrever....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r794485 - /apr/apr/trunk/configure.in
Date Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:37:58 GMT
2009-07-19 13:36:17 Bojan Smojver napisaƂ(a):
> On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 08:18 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > Since I'm one of those Debian people who wanted the runtime detection
> > in the past:  No, we can't do that.
> > 
> > The apr (and all other packages) are built by build daemons on various
> > different architectures.  We, as the packagers of apr, don't control
> > those at all.  So far, we have specified a minimum version and
> > disabled all features that need a newer kernel version, which
> > obviously isn't great either.
> > 
> > So: +1 from me on doing runtime detection.
> 
> Sorry, still not convinced. If a particular build system sucks, be that
> whichever distribution, then the build system should be fixed. I do not
> see why everyone should be penalised at run time for someone else's
> bugs.

+1.
AFAIK Gentoo has a good concept of build system where packages are built
directly on users' systems.

-- 
Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis

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