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Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 17:22:28 UTC 2007

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> If you have look into %configure you can observe what I say.
>> Those flags configure the package for the defaults of Fedora. They aren't 
>> required to actually compile most software. Instead, they set distro-specific 
>> configuration such as optimization flags, security flags and some installation 
>> paths (such as the multilib libdir).
> Right, this is called "the art of packaging", and where the naughty details are lurking.

Now _that_ is the problem that should be pushed "upstream".  Make the 
distributions less incompatible and you wouldn't have to work around 
those problems in all of them.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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