Just as a data point. A lot of autoconf projects (the ones that made "./configure; make; make install" famous) don't just run like that from a checkout, but they are never more than 2 steps away from that.
The process for a checkout is usually more like "./autoconf; ./automake; ./configure; make; make install" My point is: I don't think there's anything wrong in the install procedure being different between the checkout and the tarball, but it should never take more than a couple of fixed (and documented) steps to convert a checkout to a tarball-equivalent environment, where "./configure; make; make install" would work. Cheers, Leo. _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )