[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Fix boostrap for OpenSolaris automake packages

jpd at videolan.org jpd at videolan.org
Sat Jun 27 12:26:49 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:51:31PM +0300, R?mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Frankly, I don't feel bootstrap tasks should cover fixing incomplete
> PATH environment... You can always set ACLOCAL, AUTOMAKE, AUTOCONF
> and AUTOHEADER to the appropriate values before calling bootstrap if
> you want/need to. It's just like you need to set CC and CFLAGS before
> configure if you don't want the default toolchain.

The argument sounds like ``let's not <make this easier> because you can
always do it like <horribly complicated thing>''. I don't think that is
a particularly convincing or satisfying argument.

However, upon reflection I do agree that guessing isn't a proper
replacement, so this merely highlights that we need to come up with a
better process to configure the tree for local compiling.

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