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RE: [Xen-devel] [patch] Xen build - Debian vs Redhat layout patch option

> Bruce Edge writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [patch] Xen build - Debian vs
> Redhat layout patch options"):
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Ian Jackson
> <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > It is better to provide hooks to allow distros we don't know about
> to
> > > do what they want.
> >
> > You don't think there's any advantage to grouping all the distro
> > directory dependencies in one place?
> No.  I think there is a disadvantage to grouping these kind of
> configuration parameter settings by our idea of what distros there
> are and how they work.

Um, OK, then what is the default going to be?  Or are you
going to require everyone who uses ANY distro to edit a
list of Config.mk parameters before the build does anything
useful?  Seems to me if we group them as Bruce suggests and
only require a single edit (or even do it automagically based
on presence/contents of certain files), the vast majority
of Xen developers will be better off.

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