r7631 - in trunk/BOOK: . general/graphlib introduction/welcome

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Nov 29 11:28:57 PST 2008


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 09:32:36AM -0600, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> ken at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>>>  
>>> +
>>> +    <para><parameter>--with-python</parameter>: Omit this if you did not install
>>> +    Python and SWIG.</para>
>> Policy for BLFS has always been to not place optional dependencies
>> directly on the configure line. In this case, it may be best to
>> remove the --with-python and change the wording of the explanation
>> to "Add this if you have SWIG installed".
>>
>  OK, but in that case it makes more sense to show the time and space
> values for building without SWIG, no ?

Or just simply put in parenthesis saying how it was tested. For
example:

10 SBU (includes building and installing the SWIG bindings)
155 MB (includes building and installing the SWIG bindings)

That way, folks have the necessary resource information to build
all the components. Hopefully, everyone would know that it would
be less SBU and disk space to install without the SWIG bindings.

-- 
Randy



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