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Re: Autoconf and apt

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Autoconf and apt
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:34:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Erik de Castro Lopo wrote on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 08:42:53PM CEST:
> Allan Clark wrote:
> > ugh, maintaining that list could suck, but this is the
> > possibility that this kind of step takes in a way that doesn't put the
> > maintenance burden onto Autoconf's shoulders.
> My suggestion was intended to put the burden of maintaining this
> on the shoulders of whoever maintains, not autoconf.

IMVHO any kind of repetition of knowledge encoded in rpm and apt
(or system vendor X package) databases is not tolerable, if it needs to
be hand-maintained in any way.  It's just too much data, getting out of
date, and too many distributions.


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