Re: suggestion for distribution: mega archive

On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 02:52:07PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Philip Brown <phil bolthole com> writes: 
> > a) The quick hack method:
> >    have a wrapper script, rather than a global configure, that
> >    sequentially compiles and installs glib, then configures and
> >    installs all the other stuff as needed.
> This is in fact what most people use; there are many options for this
> out there, including "garnome" (uses tarballs), "cvsgnome", "jhbuild",
> "vicious-build-scripts", etc. 

Hmm. I suspect that most of those scripts just grab "cvs-latest", or
equivalent. But I'm interested in something a little more stable.

Is there some unified way of getting the latest stable stuff with one
of those methods?
Or do I have to track down by hand the latest stable tags for things, and
enter each on the command line?

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