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Re: [Pan-users] pan 0.143 crashes as Arch Linux

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] pan 0.143 crashes as Arch Linux
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 04:07:58 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.144 (Time is the enemy; 28ab3baf7)

Rhialto posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:51:29 +0100 as excerpted:

> On Tue 02 Jan 2018 at 09:56:46 +0000, Duncan wrote:
>> Certainly, gentoo users at least don't want "automagic" detection
> Just as an aside, possibly interesting: pkgsrc (a multiplatform package
> building and management system, see has its own way of
> fixing this. Each package specifies the others that it needs, and only
> those are made visible to configure and the compiler. Everything else is
> hidden (up to a point). The way it works is with shadow-directories for
> include and library files, which contain symlinks to the real files, for
> everything that the build tools are supposed to see. Wrappers around the
> tools translate directory names and enforce that no uncleaned paths are
> used. It works fairly well, unless a configure script uses very
> nonstandard ways to find stuff.

That sounds quite useful.  Thanks for the window into a somewhat 
different world and the solutions used there.  Definitely interesting! 

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