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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: unable to configure without autoconf
Date Sun, 09 Jan 2000 06:47:27 GMT
ok cool, sorry :)

Dean

On Sun, 9 Jan 2000 rasmus@apache.org wrote:

> > it seems you can't configure the 2.0 tree unless you have autoconf
> > installed... because there's no src/lib/apr/configure.
> 
> Just about every project out there works like this.  If you are dealing
> with the CVS version, you are expected to have a basic set of tools
> installed.  autoconf, automake and libtool, for example.  Of course, when
> it comes time to roll a public tarball, these scripts are generated and
> included in any such tarball.  Putting generated files into CVS is a huge
> hassle, especially when the tool that generates these files differs
> slightly across platforms or between versions.  You end up with a
> neverending stream of commits on these files.
> 
> -Rasmus
> 
> 


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