more on required packages

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at
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?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 7:19 AM
To: lfs-discuss at
Subject: Re: more on required packages

On Fri, 01 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> Yo
> 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 or (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.

Gerard Beekmans

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