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Re: Cope without xmkmf

From: Dan Nicholson
Subject: Re: Cope without xmkmf
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:09:54 -0700

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 7:01 AM, Adam Jackson <address@hidden> wrote:
> We did, during modularisation, verify that the build system worked with
> every package installed into its own prefix.  This is admittedly an
> insane thing to do.

I'm certainly not suggesting that every insane packaging scheme needs
to be verified to work. Here's the case I have in mind, though:

1. Developer follows xorg wiki and installs X development modules in /opt/gfx.
2. Builds xterm and finds that the only way to use the fresh client
libraries in /opt/gfx/lib is to pass --x-libraries.

> If we wanted to preserve the ability to do that,
> _AC_PATH_X_PKGCONFIG would need to know about more than just the x11
> package, but I'm fine with not caring about that case.

Yeah, I just picked Xlib because that's what AC_PATH_X does already.
There are certainly more interesting things you could do there.


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