[zpkg] Why appsupport/configure.in

Fred Drake fred at zope.com
Mon Dec 5 09:29:39 EST 2005

On Monday 05 December 2005 09:10, Andreas Jung wrote:
 > I just wondered why zpkg contains its own configure.in which seems to
 > replace the one from the Zope tree (at least when building the source
 > archive using 'make sdist'). This looks very scary to me. Are there any
 > reasons for this?

Because there's no way to tell it (currently) what file to use.  It shouldn't 
be too hard to change.

Ideally, the information on the package being distributed would include the 
information needed to parameterize the configure script (the preferred and 
acceptable Python versions), and the configure would be generated based on 
that information when the distribution is created.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fred at zope.com>
Zope Corporation

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