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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: possible configuration idea
Date Wed, 02 Dec 1998 16:23:04 GMT

What? Do you think 4000 lines of shell script is a bad solution? :-)

While I tend to agree with your suggestion, the root of this problem
is in the fact that for some reason, the world now expects to see a
script named 'configure'. I suppose that could bootstrap the compile
process for the other tool. 

A good suggestion for the 2.0 tree.

Greg Stein <> writes:
> I'm going to stay out of this debate :-), but I've got a small idea to
> provide...
> One of the issues that has come up quite often is the portability of the
> different solutions, and how to ensure the portability. Problems creep
> up with shell features that can be used, additional support tools and
> commands that are available, etc.
> An approach that the MudOS LPmud driver took was to compile and build
> its own tool as part of the configuration process. The C code used
> *very* limited headers, used only the most basic library functions, and
> stuck to classic K&R. That tool was then used to assist the rest of the
> configuration process.
> A similar approach could be used by Apache for its configuration/build
> process to help with its portability.
> Cheers,
> -g
> --
> Greg Stein,

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