Building and installing packages
Tue, 01 May 2001 12:28:04 +0200
Simon Marlow wrote:
> So can't we build separate packages for each distribution? We already
> have to build different packages for various versions of Redhat. [...]
*sigh* I was hoping to avoid one RPM for Redhat X.Y, one for Redhat X.Y+1,
one for SuSE A.B etc., but I'm slowly losing hope...
> We have a minimal post-install script for the GHC binary distribution,
> which just builds the package.conf file as I described above.
I'll have a detailed look at it when I find some time for this.
> Oh sure, I'm just saying it'll be much easier all round if we can do the
> autoconf-ing once and for all at build time. Perhaps it won't be as
> flexible as possible, but I suspect that won't be a big problem in
> practice. I'm prepared to be convinced otherwise, though.
This is probably an instance of the Glorious 80-20 Rule, so the simpler
way is probably the right one (initially :-).