[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | consider using an alternative build system (#320)
Development of GNU's TLS library
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Mon Dec 30 16:59:04 CET 2019
Tim Rühsen commented on a discussion: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/issues/320#note_265914544
At some point they have to. Likely they do it manually every few months or years, just adding the updated gnulib files to the repo. GnuTLS has been there. We moved to gnulib's `bootstrap` that makes gnulib updates extremely easy. But that script does way more, e.g. it downloads and installs latest translation files, initializes git submodules, cleans up and installs all the gettext stuff, calls autopoint/autoreconf appropriately, prepares libtool, checks build prerequisites (tools + versions), and possibly things that i don't have in mind.
To not have all that stuff in mind, we have `bootstrap`, a 1000+ lines bash script.
This looks not so straight forward. And it likely requires some scripts with the proper calls to gnulib-tool. All in all possibly much more complicated than what we have now.
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