[LFS Trac] #684: Must re-evaluate package order then document the rationale.
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Mar 3 06:40:00 PST 2006
Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> I say we ignore automake in autoconf testsuite. They're circular, so
>> either one has to be in /tools to get full coverage, or we just pick one
>> that goes first. No one is going to put autoconf in /tools since it
>> already fights such a bitter battle to stay in LFS at all. So, I say we
>> keep the order alphabetical with the unfortunate effect that autoconf
>> loses some test suite coverage.
> Is anyone else going to comment on the issue of
> libtool/autoconf/automake being used in each other's testsuites, thus
> causing circular dependencies?
Seeing that it's circular, and they work just fine (they are after all
just shell scripts), I say we ignore the testsuites with a small note
explaining the situation. If, at the end of the build, a person wants to
go back and re-install autofoo/libtool and run all the testsuites, more
power to them. We could even mention that as a possibility in the note.
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