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From: "Andrew Cottrell" <acottrel AT ihug DOT com DOT au>
To: <djgpp-workers AT delorie DOT com>
References: <Pine DOT SUN DOT 3 DOT 91 DOT 1030204095304 DOT 22830M-100000 AT is>
Subject: Re: /djgpp/manifest
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 20:19:34 +1100
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> > The ver and mft files are built by the scripts in the distrib
> > directory of djgpp's CVS.  Joe Random Hacker can run mkdist and build
> > them himself.
>
> mkdist requires quite a lot of other packages.  I'm not sure we should
> ask for them.
>
> What's the problem of having these files in the CVS?  No one ever changes
> them except when a distro is made.

My 2cents worth as a joe hacker who satrted off in exactly this situation in
the middle of 2001 in trying to get a working DJGPP  setup on W2K that I
just installed and wouldn't (and still sometimes don't) take no for an
answer:-

If joe hacker wants to rebuild the djxxxxxx.zip files then IMHO as a hackjer
and a package re-builder they should have access to the requried packages.
If you are a hacker you are expected to be resourceful and if you are
rebuilding libc then you should have all of the tools in order to rebuild
any package.

Andrew



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