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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: RANT: Absolute Paths and configure
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2000 23:06:45 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> > Unfortunately, +1ing something better is the easy part; writing it is
> > harder. It'll either have to be based on autoconf or written from
> > scratch. Last I checked, requiring Perl, or any non-standard packages,
> > on users' machines was out of the question.
> I totally agree. I find it hard to believe that we need so much complexity
> that autoconf can't do it for us 

That wasn't my point.

> (which, in turn, means we only need an
> "sh" program).

However, this is (may be) the sticking point.

> > And until the Software
> > Carpentry guys come through (assuming that their implementation
> > doesn't require Python on users' machines), there is nothing better
> > out there that I know of.
> It will require Python, by definition.





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