[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
> 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.
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