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From Dirkjan Ochtman <>
Subject Re: OTP releases and autotools
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:29:45 GMT
On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
> Seems like the right thing for couchdb to do, but  I'm not sure I
> understand this fully. Do you mean that you'd like to (say)
> ./configure --use-this-snappy-library --use-that-other-library
> approach, and as a distributor you would be deciding at that point
> which OTP release & other dependencies are required, to build into
> your rpm or deb packaging tool?

In my ideal scenario, CouchDB comes with an INSTALL.txt that outlines
exactly what versions of dependencies are required (i.e. snappy-1.0.1
or newer), and configure would have a --with-system-snappy option.
That would allow me to encode the dependencies into my packaging
system, so it'll use whatever's already available and install the rest
before trying to build CouchDB.



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