[cairo] cairo packaging and Makefile.am.features

Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult enrico.weigelt at gr13.net
Sat Apr 15 15:49:30 UTC 2017

On 15.04.2017 00:09, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> Developers would be expected to have autotools installed in order to
> work with the former. But it makes sense to have the output of
> autotools included with the latter, so that those who just want to
> build from source, rather than do actual hacking on the code, can do so
> without needing autotools.

Those who build from source - mostly the dist packages - tend to do lots
of patching. And then they likely have to regenerate everything.
That's why many distros (or at least many packagers) always do that.


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