[Ffmpeg-devel] build systems

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Sep 20 16:20:14 CEST 2005

Michel Bardiaux said:
> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Michel Bardiaux said:
>>>Attila Kinali wrote:
>>>>On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:14:03 +0200
>>>>Sam Hocevar <sam at zoy.org> wrote:
>>> >
>>>>And last but not least, what are the major features taht
>>>>someone would need from such a configure system ?
>>>>Resp. why is auto* so bad?
>>>>			Attila Kinali
>>>*My* pet peeve with autotools is that if you want to work on some
>>>project with its current CVS, you *must* have the autotools at the same
>>>version as the rest of the developpers. That usually means a *very*
>>>recent one. And that is usually incompatible with your distro.
>> Gentoo installs lots of different versions, including very recent ones, and
>> uses a wrapper to figure out which version is expected.  If the detection
>> fails, you can always call the proper version directly.
> Cool. But debian is mandated here...

That's absurd.  Debian claims to be all about freedom.

M?ns Rullg?rd
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