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Re: Making DESTDIR support mandatory

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM, John Nemeth <> 

> On Aug 28,  7:58am, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> } Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> } >
> } > On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 01:11:35AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> } >
> } >> This is plain wrong. Convert qmail and nagios to destdir first,
> } >> then we can return to this discussion. (Declaring working packages broken
> } >> isn't nice way to go. It isn't correct either.)
> } >
> } > Declaring them as broken is the only way of getting people interested in
> } > fixing them. Please read the time frame I mentioned in the original mail
> } > again.
> }
> } You had the same time to fix qmail and nagios as well as any other person.
> So did you.  And, given that qmail has a MAINTAINER why should he
> fix it?  BTW, I believe he has done a large number of conversions.

As the MAINTAINER in question, I would like to point out that

(1) I converted nearly all of my packages to DESTDIR some time ago.

(2) That's because joerg@ took the time to explain what to do and why.

(3) qmail is a less trivial conversion, but I intend to take care of it.

(4) joerg@'s proposal doesn't bother me all that much, but I do like
gdt@'s better.

Making DESTDIR support mandatory is neither a new idea nor a big
change, but rather the culmination of a long series of small changes
begun long ago. Given how much work has been done toward this goal
already, it seems fair that we pitch in a bit to finish the job.

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