There's only one possible way! A-A-P! (A good match for Ape, Shane ;)
It's a replacement for make by Bram Moolenaar, the author of Vim, and
it looks like it does a lot of things Right.

In fact, Aap would fit very well with Gentoo. Gentoo's emerge system
takes care of package metadata, fetching the source, and unpacking
it. Once it's unpacked, it gets compiled, usually with the standard
.configure; make; make install steps. Individual packages could use
aap instead of make. Actually, Aap also takes care of the fetching
phase. Then Gentoo installs the compiled package, keeping track of
what files went where, so that they can be uninstalled, and queried
for what package they belong to. This Aap doesn't do, AFAIK.

Jean Jordaan

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