Subject: Re: Question on package philosophy
To: James Chacon <>
From: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/25/2000 07:26:31
James Chacon wrote:

> In at least one case right now you can't do an unattended make (cddbd has the
> config script). On things like this with cddbd what is the general opinion
> here? In my local copy I patched to take an override from mk.conf
> so I can just set the appropriate vars up and shoot off a long term build.

  I believe that packages, if possible, should not be interactive, but
take their defaults from make variables if necessary.  At least it
should be possible to override interactive behaviour with these
variables.  This way, batch builds should be less cumbersome than they
are now ...