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SubjectRe: I have a question about packages of programs
On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Phil Jackson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:32:05 +0100
> From: Phil Jackson <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: I have a question about packages of programs
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 12:10:47AM -0400, John D. Coleman wrote:
> > Because my first project is going to be a major
> > overhaul of the make and/or automake programs. That ./configure
> > --prefix=whatever -- src=here command-line-only-interface has got to go.
> If it's going to be your first project then you going to have to learn
> how to use the autotools before you "overhaul" them, the trouble is
> the more you use them the more you'll realise they don't need
> overhauling. Catch 22.

I forget what project it was but I saw a GUI that created a script and
loaded configure with the correct options. It worked rather nicely and no
overhaul needed.


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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