[PATCHES] loads of patches for the book

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Wed Jun 18 07:15:07 PDT 2003


Greg Schafer wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 11:23:22PM +0100, James Iwanek wrote:

> I object to the above changes as they make no difference to the final
> system at all. My iteration tests prove it. You seem to have taken a
> simplistic viewpoint by looking at config.log and so forth. Like I've said
> in the past, what matters is the final outcome (i.e. the installed
> binaries, not the intermediate build dirs). None of the above affect the
> final outcome AFAICT. The point you seem to be missing is that autoconf
> scripts go to all sorts of lengths to allow for running on various
> platforms and therefore do a lot of stuff that ends up being superfluous
> on a basic Linux system.
> 

object if you will, but if i may explain my view on the situation first:
i know full well that these changes make no difference to the final
executables. i actually include them because it makes for a tidier build
(less mess in the logs) and i just happen to be a perfectionist ;-)

i too actually compare two runs by comparing the filesystems instead of the
source dirs

in your opinion would including the aformentioned patches cause any problems
with the build?

>> vim-updates: use a tidier fix for vimrc (also make it compatible with
>> vim-6.2)
> 
> Unless I'm mistaken, you appear to be missing a single quote here:-
> 
> echo #define SYSVIMRC_FILE "/etc/vimrc"' >> src/feature.h
> 

nope actually i put an extra one in ;-) (it was a cut and paste snafu)

> Greg

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