[cairo] cairo packaging and Makefile.am.features

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Sat Apr 15 18:49:03 UTC 2017

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 5:49 PM, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult <
enrico.weigelt at gr13.net> wrote:

> 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.

Bad distros are like that...
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