Testing unusual build options
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Feb 2 22:28:53 UTC 2017
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> esr at thyrsus.com said:
> > That soumds like a request for two two different *install* productions.
> > Noted.
> I could easily imagine a rats-nest.
True, but that's orthogonal to whether it's a rat's nest at choice-of-config
time or a rat's nest at choice-of-install time.
> Why just two? How about a no-ntpviz option? How about a no-clients option?
> The latter gets "interesting". I think there are two types of clients.
> There are things like ntpq and ntomon that are used by humans poking around.
> I think there are some that would be useful from scripts, but don't have a
> handy example.
> The other option tangled up here is that buildprep drags in gnuplot and
I don't think there is any solution that will make everybody happy and
not generate demands for ever finer ways to slice up the build.
Which suggests, in turn, that I should cavalierly ignore the whole
issue and let the packagers fret about it.
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