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Re: Missing checks in configure

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: Missing checks in configure
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:28:35 +0200

On 2008/06/21 19:23 +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> > I suspect most people who compile Lily do it from the git sources,
> > don't they?
> Well, those guys should definitely know what they have to do, by
> looking into the INSTALL.itely file[1].  LilyPond versions are
> released about once a week or so -- there's really no need for Joe
> User to directly use the git sources.

Why not create a command-line option --maintainer-mode for confifgure
script, which would enable checking for dependencies when building from
Git sources?  I'm not volunteering to do this before July 15th, though.

> [1] IMHO we should add a file `INSTALL.git' to the top level directory
>     which describes the necessary steps, together with a list of the
>     required dependencies.  Read a texinfo source file is not that
>     funny.  Alternatively, this file could contain a URL to the right
>     information.

I'd rather not have more than one source of information about building
dependencies, so I vote for adding a subection in install.itely about
building from Git and a URL to this in a text file INSTALL.git at top of
the sources.


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