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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] util-linux-ng 2.13-rc1
On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 11:30:20PM +0200, Karel Zak wrote:
> > > > The package build system is now based on autotools. The build system
> > > > supports separate CFLAGS and LDFLAGS for suid programs (SUID_CFLAGS,
> > > > SUID_LDFLAGS). For more details see the README file
> > >
> > > And this is really dumb. autotools is a completely pain in the ass and
> Well, Adrian Bunk added autotools stuff to util-linux during his work
> on v2.13. This stuff has been fixed and stabilized in util-linux-ng
> v2.13.
> I'm not fanatical autotools protagonist, but it seems useful in
> util-linux. We will see...
> I'm ready to change or fix arbitrary thing in util-linux-ng, but I
> always need a real reason -- bug report, new feature, or so. This
> discussion is about impressions and feelings only.

No, it's based on long, hard and painful experiences attempting to debug
the fuckups that autoconf creates when it goes wrong.

"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."
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