Roger Marquis not-for-mail at roble.com
Fri Nov 19 15:35:37 UTC 1999

Cricket Liu <cricket at acmebw.com> wrote:
>>  4) tarball unpacks to 'src' instead of 'bind882r5/src'
>>     and writes a Makefile in the `pwd`
>That's deliberate, and Paul's discussed it before.

What if someone already has a directory named 'src'?
>>  5) root Makefile doesn't work
>Did you bother reading the Makefile?  It says:
># This is just for making distributions.  For the real Makefile, cd src.

The Makefile's purpose is clear enough, it's the location which is
unusual / non-standard.
Perhaps there are good reasons for leaving development-specific
code in the distribution, however, if there are reasons for these
non-standard attributes they're less than obvious.

Roger Marquis
Roble Systems Consulting

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