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Re: Source tarballs ad compiling against libwww

From: Irene Vatton <irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 12:56:01 +0100
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030106125601.3f04a02f.irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 11:00:49 -0500 (EST)
Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org> wrote:

> 
> Hi
> 
> I am still working on getting a real process together to compile Amaya as
> fink packages for OS X.
> 
> One of the issues I am facing is regularly downloading a large package via
> telephone. This coud be alleviated by using CVS, but it seems that it might
> be helpful to have source tarballs that are more modular. For example libjpeg
> and libpng are not required anymore by default, and it would be good to have
> a source tarball available that didn't include them. I presume this requires
> a change to the packaging files.

It's probably useful in your case but confusing for other people.
Why don't use cvs in your case?

> On a related note, at least in OS X it is possible to compile libwww
> seperately as a package. Are there special configuration requirements for
> Amaya to use libwww or could it be compiled against a pre-existing
> installation of libwww? Again this would allow packaging systems (not just
> fink, but also deb and rpm, at least) to live with smaller chunks, and at the
> same time readily ensure that they manage versioning requirements, upgrading
> libwww etc as required.

Josť knows more than me but Amaya needs a special version of the libwww.

-- 
     Irene.
Received on Monday, 6 January 2003 06:56:13 GMT

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