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Re: "make extract" and dependencies

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 09:25:00AM +0200, Jörn Clausen wrote:
> Hi!
> I just noticed, that a simple "make extract" will check all
> dependencies, and install them, if they are missing. Has this changed
> recently? Unless there is a good technical reason, I'd prefer to just
> look into the source of a package without too much of a hassle. IMHO,
> at least until "make patch", the current package directory should not
> be left.

How do you extract stuff that's compressed in a funny way ?
I see that your extract script has code for an amazing number of formats,
some of them requiring quite a few dependencies to build (gem, for instance).

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