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Re: Running (was: Re: elinks upgrade request)

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 08:11:38PM +0200, Rhialto wrote:
> > 
> > and the pkgsrc infrastructure takes care of the rest, running it in
> > pre-configure.
> Some versions of are not doing the same thing as other. I
> have seen many examples that end with running configure, and many that
> don't. Some do extra version checking on which autotools they accept.
> Some of these differences may be difficult to paper over. I am thinking
> in particular of the variant that automatically runs configure.

Not a problem. We might call it USE_AUTOGEN or something to indicate
packager's choice to use it. If autogen of a package is bad, the packager
won't set this option. We can document this in pkgsrc guide.

This will at least help stop mushrooming of patterns of running autogen
(my mail showed 40 odd variants of it and I just added 41st based on what
I felt was right).


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