more on required packages
John.Arrowwood at merant.com
Fri Sep 1 09:09:18 PDT 2000
So then these packages are required to be present during the installation
process, to make sure that after patching, you can re-build the make files.
Okay, makes sense. Do we know WHICH packages will need this? Does the book
ever refer to running autoconf after patching a package?
From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at linuxfromscratch.org]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 7:19 AM
To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: more on required packages
On Fri, 01 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 10:09:19AM +0200, Thomas 'Balu' Walter wrote:
> > talking about autoconf - autoconf and automake are not needed until you
> > want to do your own new config.in or makefile.in (while patching a
> > packet or similar), correct?
> Are you sure about that? The minute you patch...
True. When you, for example, decide to install console-tools you need to
patch it first else it won't compile properly (missing sgml parsing
environment). When you patch console-tools you need autoconf and/or automake
to recreate Makefile files and other files. I too would vote to keep
and automake present. They're not all that big anyways. It makes life easier
when you start patching Makefile's, configure scripts, etc.
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