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Re: [Nmh-workers] What about an nmh-1.6-RC1

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] What about an nmh-1.6-RC1
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:31:50 -0700
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David Levine <address@hidden> writes:

> Bill wrote:
>> But going forward Ken might be open to putting a link on the home
>> page called "Snapshots" that points to some directory somewhere
>> where the nightly build-bot can deposit a tarball called
>> nmh-snapshot-<YYYYMMDD>>.tgz.
> I expect that wouldn't be worth the effort, both initial and
> ongoing.
> And it should be very easy for a user to do this:
>     $ git clone git://git.savannah.nongnu.org/nmh.git
>     $ cd nmh
>     $ docs/contrib/build_nmh -di
> though on CentOS 6 and maybe others, that requires
> installing a newer (at least 2.68) autoconf.  I don't know
> what version of autoconf comes with CentOS 7.

Never mind, since what I was asking for was an amd64 binary snapshot,
but that is probably untenable.

Here's why:

It took over four weeks for me to do this very easy task on our CentOS 6
system. Fortunately, they had already installed some more modern
compilation tools, but not all.

1. Ask IT to install git. Go to CCB. Install.
2. Compile, notice that a library is missing.
3. Ask IT to install library. Go to CCB. Install.
4. Go to 2.

At any time, IT could have said no. Game over.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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