[GRASS5] [emitchell@altaira.com: Re: grass autoconf]

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Tue May 2 06:45:12 EDT 2000

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 08:53:00AM -0400, Eric Mitchell wrote:
> > If GRASS will be split into several subpackages, it will be complicated
> > to track all dependencies. You will have to do some
> > scripting/programming to get the right libraries with the packages.
> It would probably be best/easiest to just include all the libraries 
> with the "base" package.  Splitting grass into several subpackages 
> will require some assumptions as far as dealing with interpackage 
> dependencies.  There are many ways of dealing with these dependencies,
> but all of them have some drawbacks.
I agree. We should have a package
"GRASS-CORE" or "GRASS-BASE" including *all* libraries.

> > I would vote for a step-by-step approach. If the autoconf system works,
> > we could discuss again if it is worth the effort.
> I should be able to do some preliminary autoconf work over
> the next week or so.  I'll keep you posted.
Thanks, Eric,
we stay tuned!


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