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Re: libglade2 Problem: Can't Find Symbols



On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 22:03 -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 06:54 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > Rubbish - Running the autotools modifies a package's source code.
> 
> Incorrect. Invoking autotools modifies the package's build scripts, not
> source code. There is a significant difference.

With all due respect, you could not be much wronger.

auto* generated files are not supposed to be dynamically modified nor
are they designed to be dynamically modified.

That's the reason why they are part of source tarballs.

>From a practical aspect: 

Running incompatibles version of the  autotools during builds can break
a package. 

Esp. GNOME and GTK packages are famous suffer from such defects, because
many of do not comply to modern auto* tool's standards.


Ralf



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