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From William A Rowe Jr <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: build dependencies of apr-util
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:15:12 GMT
On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 12:06 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:19 AM, LONGO Matthieu
> <Matthieu.LONGO@murex.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I built APR 1.6.3 and APR-util 1.6.1 and noticed dependencies to files located in
APR's repository.
>>
>> buildconf: l.61
>>     # Remove some files, then copy them from apr source tree
>>     rm -f build/apr_common.m4 build/find_apr.m4 build/install.sh \
>>           build/config.guess build/config.sub build/get-version.sh
>>     cp -p $apr_src_dir/build/apr_common.m4 $apr_src_dir/build/find_apr.m4 \
>>           $apr_src_dir/build/install.sh $apr_src_dir/build/config.guess \
>>           $apr_src_dir/build/config.sub $apr_src_dir/build/get-version.sh \
>>           build/
>>
>> buildconf: l.90
>>     echo "Generating 'make' outputs ..."
>>     $apr_src_dir/build/gen-build.py $verbose make
>>
>> Why are these files not directly included in apr-utils's repository if they are necessary
for the build ?
>>
>> In my opinion, if apr-utils depends on apr, I should firstly build apr as follow:
>>     ./buildconf
>
> That's where you became confused, or we led you astray...
>
> ./buildconf is not a necessary step of building apr-util from the
> released source
> tarball. And configuration does not entitle automake-style maintainer-mode
> (this is straight autoconf), so ./buildconf will not reoccur when building on an
> unusual platform with poor AC support or without an AC toolchain.
>
> Yes, it is necessary to have sources from apr for the release manager to
> package apr-util. That's simply not part of the source tree and not necessary
> as a typical end-user activity. Proceed directly to configure when building
> from the source tarballs.

[There is a footnote to this,
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=51215
as proposed should resolve a host of related issues for users who wish to
rebuild the apr-util config.]

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