[Bug 195645] Review Request: rasqal - RDF query library

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon Jun 19 05:56:30 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 17:18 +1200, Michael J. Knox wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry for the top post....
> Personally, %makeinstall should be left to the developers discretion.
I didn't say anything else.

It's each packager's freedom to avoid making his live easy.

>  As 
> you had already previously stated:
> "Why the %makeinstall?  makeinstall is an anachronism and should only be
> used if make DESTDIR=... install is nonfunctional."

There is no point in making "make DESTDIR=... install" mandatory, but if
a configuration supports it, there less reason not to use it.

> So, that would imply, that there could be a case for it. I don't know if 
> rasqal falls into this, but if it works with make DEST... install then 
> it should that.
> Re: broken .la files... who cares?
Libtool is just an example of a tool of which some versions are using
"install-hooks". There exist many more.

>  its a pointless concern since Fedora 
> policy is not to ship .la files.
Well, a lot of the FUD people spread on libtool stems from people facing
side-effects of %makeinstall ;)

Whether Fedora not shipping *.la's is a good decision or not is another
topic (IMO, this decision is a fault).


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