[Mailman-Users] RELEASED Mailman 2.1.3

Tom Limoncelli tal at whatexit.org
Thu Oct 2 21:53:25 CEST 2003

On Monday, September 29, 2003, at 10:49  AM, Pug Bainter wrote:

> Ricardo Kleemann (ricardo at americasnet.com) said something that sounded 
> like:
>> Is there a way for mailman's configure script to detect the
>> current settings (such as --with-username, --with-mail-gid and so on)?
>> Or is there a quick way for me to manually check what they
>> should be?
> I always keep my build directory for at least one version back. Because
> of that, I can look at the top of the config.status file to see how I
> called configure.

Not to one-up you but...

I record the steps I take to build something in a script, so that the 
next time I build something I can edit the script a little and run it.  
Lately I've added a boilerplate at the top that sets the PATH, 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH and other variables so that things are 100% repeatable. 
  (You'd be surprised at the number of times I need to make subtle 
changes to the PATH to get something to build.)

Eventually I made the editing easier by changing version numbers to 
variables, which are all set at the top of the script.

And not to brag, but you should see my BUILD_APACHE.sh script.  It gets 
apache, php, mod_perl, checks the md5 checksums, builds everything, and 
does the install.  And I only have to change variables at the top each 
time a new version is released.

I highly recommend this technique for anyone that upgrades UNIX 
packages frequently.


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