perl, automake, autoconf

SamBC sambc at nights.force9.co.uk
Tue Jul 18 18:00:00 PDT 2000


I say leave them in as they are small, unobtrusive, and pretty much standard


SamBC

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> [mailto:owner-lfs-discuss at pcrdallas.com]On Behalf Of Gerard Beekmans
> Sent: 19 July 2000 01:36
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> Subject: perl, automake, autoconf
> 
> 
> I think these three packages are the three packages that most people
> don't use. I'm wondering what you guys think. Should perl, autoconf and
> automake stay in the book or couldn't you guys care less if I would
> remove it from the book.
> 
> If you need perl you can always install it yourself. I'm merely
> wondering if it's part of a basic system. Although every configure
> script looks for the perl scripts from the autoconf and automake
> package, they don't actually use it since configure is a stand alone
> script. I know of very few people who manually edit configure.in files
> to make changes and then need to run autoconf to re-create the configure
> script. Or who edit Makefile.am files and then need to run automake to
> re-create the Makefile.in file which will be converted to Makefile by
> configure.
> 
> Comments? Opinions?
> 
> LFS-2.3.6 will be released Thursday. It's really easy to remove the
> three packages from the book so if I have enough respons I'll remove it.
> 
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