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make woooorld!: I just realized something. In addition to "make" and "make install", the makefile generated by autoconf should have "make rpm" and "make deb". "I mantain packages for program x" should not be something worthy of being put on your list of contributions to free software. "What's to mantain?" That should be what people ask Dan. But it ain't.

I don't know an incredible amount about package creation, but it seems that if you can automate "make install", you can automate "make rpm". I want to say that this would be revolutionary, except it wouldn't. But it would be damn nice. Any piece of software that uses autoconf: you can build into an RPM, build it into a DEB, package it as a source RPM. No more waiting for RPMs to come out. No more programmer-hours wasted in mantaining packaged versions of software.

Remember the Programmer's Creed: Any sufficiently boring task can and should be automated. Package management is boring. Let's automate it.

Hey, it could happen.


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