[linux-dvb] finally two more patches againts dvb-apps

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Wed Jul 6 13:50:10 CEST 2005

Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> > Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > > With all the Makefile mess, did you already consider using Automake?
> > 
> > No, not for a microsecond.
> There are no shared libraries, no gettext and AFAIK no exotic build
> rules in dvb-apps so the Makefile.am's and configure.in should be
> small and simple. Would you accept a patch for this? (Note: the
> always wrong or missing CFLAGS and broken install targets are a PITA
> as well :-))

Well, from the failure reports we're not getting ;-) it seems that
hardly anyone uses the install target.

What I don't like about automake (or rather autoconf) is that
./configure takes longer to run that the actual build of all
in dvb-apps. I am somewhat familiar with autofoo, and I think
that most of what autoconf does is pretty useless for
Linux-only software.

But if some of the other authors/maintainers of the stuff
in dvb-apps like it, I'm easily overruled.


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