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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure to say how to make Configuration
Date Mon, 01 Dec 1997 21:37:21 GMT
On Mon, Dec 01, 1997 at 02:36:00PM -0400, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>     This *removes* a step for the person building a source release
>     (no need to "cp Configuration.tmpl Configuration"), and adds no work
>     for anyone else.  Your alternative (having a different module list
>     for binaries than is in Configuration.tmpl) adds work for every
>     person creating a source OR binary release: the need to edit the
>     Configuration to include the canonical module list (as well as the
>     compilation settings, for a binary release).
The only problem is that IMHO there's really no such thing as a
generic "canonical module list". Think of the DBM vs. DB problem.
Rather, each OS has its own "canonical module list", and this list
can even depend on the OS release number.

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