Re: Including dependencies

On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 03:52:02PM +0200, Jens Bech Madsen wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-09-07 at 08:13, Jerry Talkington wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 06:52:56AM +0200, Jens Bech Madsen wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2003-09-07 at 00:55, Jerry Talkington wrote:
> > > > Howdy!
> > > > 
> > > > Are there any plans on including all of the reqired dependencies (i.e.
> > > > becoming completely self sufficient,) or has this been decided against?
> > > 
> > > How far do you want to take it? XFree86? gcc? glibc? kernel?
> > 
> > I'm talking more about things that are included in a GNU system, but not
> > a *nix.
> What things are missing? The autotools are already there as far as I can
> tell, though no garballs depend on it.
> Looking the current list of required things apart from the "sane
> toolchain":
> which of these would you like included?

I'll let you know when I finally get this working ;)

> Explicitly making the garballs depend on the extra things make it a
> hassle for the people who already have the stuff installed system wide.
> Maybe just put them in the bootstrap directory and let people manually
> add the ones they need/want?

I'm thinking more of just adding them to the bootstrap dir, and then
having a meta or bootstrap-meta that would build all of the dependencies
for a specific OS (i.e. bootstrap/macosx .)
> Or maybe just maintain your own garballs. I need aspell in a newer
> version, so I have a garball for that in my own garnome directory. Same
> with a few other things which aren't available but are needed.
> More garballs means more to keep up-to-date for the maintainer.

I'm volunteering to do that, at least for MacOS X.

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