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Re: finish mode needed for plugins?

From: Stefan Kost
Subject: Re: finish mode needed for plugins?
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:02:45 +0300
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Ralf Wildenhues schrieb:
> Hello Stefan, Bob, and sorry for the delay,
> * Stefan Kost wrote on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:15:18AM CEST:
>> Bob Friesenhahn schrieb:
>>> On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Stefan Kost wrote:
>>>>>   Man pages are pretty useless in a situation like this.
>>>> That was a start of doing some research.
>>> Definitely a good start.  Installing the modules faster would surely
>>> be a blessing.  My package has about 100 of them.
>> Any ideas how to progess? I will post an article on my blog about it.
>> Lets see if there is some feedback.
> Two data points: First, I think one plain reason for running finish_cmds
> may be simply that some people misuse modules also as libraries to link
> against.
Thats true. I am actually link against uninstalled modules for unit-test and
documentation purpose. But then, no finish_cmd has been run yet anyway.
Personaly I think that if that use case would break, its what those applications
deserve :)
> Second, the next Automake release will install several files at once;
> AFAICS that means ldconfig will also be run a lot less often then, and
> while not solving this issue, likely making it far less problematic in
> practice, no?
That is good news indeed. Unfortunately that will probably only hold for
multiple modules that come from one directory. I am working in the gstreamer
project - we have several hundreds on modules and each has a single build 


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