distro-configs files, autogen.sh options, defaults etc

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Wed Apr 25 08:05:55 PDT 2012

On Wednesday 25 of April 2012, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 03:01:16PM +0200, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >  Is there any reasonable use case for preferring almost all internal
> > copies of libraries if the system-wide one is suitable?
> mu(*). You are asking the wrong question.

 No, I'm not. It's what we do by default, so asking why we do it is a good 

> The problem is that "is suitable" is not something that is easily decidable.

 Oh, it is. It either does work, or it does not. If it does not, configure 
should bail out. If it does work, whatever my definition of meaning of that 
is, then it does work for me.

 This may be more difficult for a packager, but then I'm not a packager.

> Even less so by configure automagic.

 Version checks are so difficult.

> It often boils to making the choice between two sets of bugs (or 
> a set of bugs vs. one big blocker).

 The choice has already been made, and it's whatever we ship as our internal 

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at suse.cz

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