nALFS or jALFS?

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 12 04:19:22 PDT 2007


On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 08:26:25PM +1200, Simon Geard wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 17:12 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Wait till you use modular X.
> 
> Actually, modular X isn't all that hard to script, since all of the
> packages are fairly new, and their autotools scripts are fairly cleanly
> written. As a result, most of the dependencies can quite easily be
> grepped out of the configure.in file.
> 
> That's how I dealt with it when switching to 7.0 - spent a few hours on
> a script to grab all the dependencies, build a graph of them, and then
> write out all my regular build scripts. Took a bit of manual tweaking -
> the configure.in files aren't *all* perfect, but probably saved a good
> week of tedious work.
> 
> Simon.

 Thanks for putting it more clearly than I was able to - there is
not much difficult about modular X, but there is an awful lot of it
and plenty of scope for errors and typos.

ĸen
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