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Re: added list of prereqs to README

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: added list of prereqs to README
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 16:08:17 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> Presumably your "trouble" was unavailability of prerequisite libraries?


> There was a discussion on one of the GNU mailing lists a few months
> ago.  I forget the details, but the concensus was that configure
> scripts should arranged such that if *any* of the prerequisites are
> not found by configure, then they should *all* be reported together,
> on the first attempt to run ./configure.
> I don't think we do this.  Perhaps we should.

I hadn't thought of that option, but it makes a lot of sense.  We
should do it.  It would also be good to list the libraries that
we didn't find but could use if we had.

Regardless, I like having a list of prereqs somewhere; README
seems okay.
Ben Pfaff 
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