[tex-live] autoconf hell

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 17:06:35 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

> Why are you rerunning autoconf, anyway?  I've never understood the need
> to do this.  All it can do is cause trouble.  Can't you just use the
> configure and Makefile.in's that come with the distributions?

you'd have thought so, wouldn't you? sadly, timestamps get 
lost along the way as we meander through my machine, 
Fabrice's, Windows, Perforce, what have you, and it all ends 

all this auto* stuff is just so so so horrible and tacky
I cannotexpress my loathing of it over the years.... maybe 
it just knows that I hate it, and reacts accordingly.

I think I just hate computers.

Sebastian Rahtz      Information Manager
Oxford University Computing Services
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