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From p.@sweng.stortek.com
Subject Re: How to build 2.0 with autoconf
Date Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:08:35 GMT
In a recent note, Sascha Schumann said:

> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:51:16 +0100
> >=20
> > Yes, I know that the GNU way is VPATH. But exactly because it's not
> > universal and would have required changes to the existing Makefiles
> > APACI's variant was born. And I think even for Apache 2.0
> > the situation will be not much different ;)
> 
>     I think we can provide both. VPATH is supported by most
>     Unices' makes (Solaris, *BSD, Linux); and if it is not
>     supported on a particular platform, one can fall back to
>     mkshadow.
> 
But why bother:

o mkshadow works on all platforms

o VPATH is unavailable on some platforms.

Supporting both when simply the former suffices seems
like unnecessary extra code.  Is it simply for reasons of
performance?

> > Is it now more clear what point I want to address?
> 
>     Sounds like a big
> 
>     case "$OS" in
>     foo)
>         specific stuff;;
>     bar)
>         more specific stuff;
>     *)=20
>         $srcdir/configure $@;;
>     esac
> 
I hope this can be kept to a minimum.

-- gil
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