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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Tue, 03 Feb 1998 00:53:59 GMT
At 05:30 PM 2/2/98 -0700, Marc Slemko wrote:
>I'm still not happy with the way of specifying options for it though.
>Having to save the command line to some file or something is just a
>horrible kludge.

Let's separate the x-platform benefits of autoconf from the
where-and-how-do-I-install-this-query part of autoconf.

I can't imagine it'd be hard to have autoconf create a "configure" script
which mimics basically what Configure does today; read in a file containing
information about which modules to compile in, + some basic defines for
installation locations maybe & compilation parameters, and then does it's
x-platform dance and creates the appropriate makefiles.

Win32 I'm not worried about, since we use a different compilation system
anyways.  

	Brian


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