From: Dan Nuffer (dnuffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-16 18:07:01
> --- In boost_at_y..., Jens Maurer <Jens.Maurer_at_g...> wrote:
> > Dan Nuffer wrote:
> > > I write a file called boost.spec which contains instructions to
> RPM on
> > > how to build and install boost.
> > I'd like to add the boost.spec file to the CVS as a first step
> > a build system, if it's sufficiently generic.
> Why? RPMs are hardly portable. The Win32 platform (among others)
> won't know a thing about the .spec extension or file type and can do
> nothing with this. autoconf is more portable, and even that leaves
> Windows high and dry for the most part.
> I'm all for getting something together for a first step towards a
> build system, but I don't think this is it.
> Bill Kempf
Of course. RPM is not a build system. It's a packaging/installation
system. Similar to Microsoft's MSI technology. I think it would be
pretty cool if boost had an MSI package for Windows users.
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