[gst-devel] autogen stuff

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at urgent.rug.ac.be
Wed Sep 11 06:46:03 CEST 2002

Here's a snippet of a mail from someone who asked for help.

> Now I downloaded "gst-plugins-0.4.0.tar.gz" and extracted it in my home
> directory.

> Now I executed
> ./autogen --prefix=$HOME

We've discussed before, I can't remember what the consensus was.

Users get confused because autogen.sh is in the tarball.


> and got the following output:
> + getting common/ from cvs
> cvs checkout: No CVSROOT specified!  Please use the `-d' option
> cvs [checkout aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.

autogen.sh doesn't even work in our current setup without cvs access.

My vote is to remove all autogen.sh/autotools-related stuff from tarballs.  
Tarballs are meant to be configured through ./configure and that's it.
All of the auto* stuff can still be gotten from CVS in the (unlikely) case 
where someone would want to patch that.

Opinions ?



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