[linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution? [was Re: RFI: Recommendation for a good Vocabulary Builder]
Sun Feb 15 20:48:42 PST 2004
begin Mike MacCana quotation:
> It shouldn't take more than two minutes to build an RPM of anything
> which uses GNU autoconf, and from what I know of dpkg it shouldn't
> be any different.
More specifically: which uses autoconf properly, and has
either a well-written Makefile.in or uses Automake properly (see my
personal favorite bugzilla bug ever).
Autoconf is but one head of the hydra that is build management
and release packaging. It's a clusterfuck, but in the right
circumstances you get just the orgy you're looking for.
"Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."
-- Lewis Mumford
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