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Re: [HACKERS] mega-patch--tcl/tk configuration

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: brook(at)trillium(dot)NMSU(dot)Edu (Brook Milligan)
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] mega-patch--tcl/tk configuration
Date: 1998-03-23 16:01:10
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> This seems to defeat the purpose of the configure script.  Isn't it
> supposed to find whatever is needed, whereever it is, and let the rest
> of the software do the right thing?
> In that case, it seems to me that configure should be checking all the
> relevant version-specific locations without requiring any prompts.
> After a few iterations, the list of appropriate directories will be
> more-or-less all inclusive, so all will be well.  The --use-tcl or
> whatever config option can also give an explicit location in case the
> current ones are not appropriate.
> But removing the other directories and requiring either a special
> installation or response to a prompt seems to go against the nature
> (and usefulness) of the configure system.

It seems tcl/tk uses directory names with version numbers, and I have
no intention of searching for every version they have ever released. 

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