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Re: Configure error (objcopy)

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Configure error (objcopy)
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 07:19:10 +0900
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At Fri, 6 Sep 2002 19:27:55 +0200,
Thierry Laronde wrote:
> > If the world was ideal, sure.  Since it is not, we use autoconf.
> If the world was ideal, there will be no software patents and everybody
> could implement a free (libre) version of a software. Since it is not,
> we fight to make it more ideal, we do not compromise with reality ;)

Please stop taking extreme views. Because GRUB is not vaporware, we
need to compromise in some degree. For example, we'd be happy to add
workarounds for buggy BIOSes, if possible.

Neal is right, but using autoconf doesn't mean that we should support
every kind of operating system. To make software good, some
assumptions are required, anyway. Even if using autoconf, aren't you
able to manage tremendously broken systems sanely? Such a system can
be built quite easily, when making a new system from scratch.

So we must judge if we should compromise or not, on a case-by-case


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