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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: RANT: Absolute Paths and configure
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2000 17:08:25 GMT wrote:
> > ...well, another alpha goes by, and make still fails on Tru64 because
> > the includes don't use absolute paths. Is no-one interested in this?
> I thought somebody was working on it, so I stopped.  I am not a big fan of
> our current make process, and I am avoiding it when possible.  If there is
> no patch submitted today, I'll look at fixing this tomorrow first thing.

I was hoping to have some time to work on this. I have ideas on
how to fix, but it's how/where to implement them that's the rub :)

> > 
> > This configure stuff is a nightmare. I thought it was supposed to be an
> > improvement, but it seems to me to be so incredibly tangled that no-one
> > stands a chance of figuring it out.
> > 
> > Surely there's a better way!
> I think that autoconf is great when used for a simple program, but the
> more complex the program, the more convoluted the autoconf stuff gets.  If
> you can find a better way to configure this stuff, then I'm behind you.

I'm going to keep quiet :) :) :)

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
                "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate??"

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