Bootstrapping and autotools

kpcyrd kpcyrd at
Thu Apr 18 22:11:41 UTC 2024


does somebody know what the bootstrapping status of autotools is?

Also, is something considered "bootstrapped from source" if the build is 
making use of a pre-generated `./configure` script that is 25k lines long?

In my opinion something is only "bootstrapped from source" if autoreconf 
is used as part of the build instead of executing some pre-compiled 
`./configure` script. This however means that, to compile bash, one 
needs to compile autotools first.


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