[vbox-dev] A few questions

Chris Cook chris.cook10 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 07:54:11 PST 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 1:47 PM, Frank Mehnert <frank at innotek.de> wrote:
> Hi Crhis,
> On Tuesday 13 November 2007, Chris Cook wrote:
> > 1. Is the configure script auto-generated from anything? Ive been
> > experimenting with separating the checking functions to separate
> > files, in order to make the script shorter and more understandable.
> > The code for the checks currently take up over 2/3 rds of the
> > configure file. Is this of any interest as a patch?
> The script is not auto-generated. We are aware of autoconf but we
> decided to use a simple shell script without any other dependency
> to check for installed packages. I would not like to split the file
> since I prefer to have exactly one file. If the detection mechanism
> does not work for your host we can talk about fixing the issue. But
> please keep
>   http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Contributor_information
> in mind.
> Kind regards,
> Frank
> --
> Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    innotek GmbH, http://www.innotek.de

Ok, thanks, thats what I thought. The original script works fine for
me, I was just having a play whilst trying to get my head around it.

Thanks, once again,

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