Re: Bug#575938: ITP: dh-autoreconf -- debhelper add-on to call autoreconf and clean up after the build
Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:13:14PM +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
>> Paul Wise wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:03 AM, Julian Andres Klode <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>> Description : debhelper add-on to call autoreconf and clean up after the build
>>>>> Package: dh-autoreconf
>>> I'd suggest just putting this into debhelper rather than making it a
>>> separate package.
>> Is there any advantage to have it packaged?
>> AIUI, you have to add a build-dependency anyway and change at least one
>> line in the debian/rules to call dh-autoreconf. Well, that line could
>> simply call autoreconf (or whatever) which even makes debian/rules clearer.
> The difference is that dh_autoreconf calls autoreconf and stores a list
> of the changes and the changed files are then removed in the clean
> target. If you just call autoreconf, the changes end up in the diff;
> and this is not what we want.
I do use autoreconf and I don't have these changes in my diff.
IMO, a backup/restore script (where you specify the list of files to
backup) may be more useful. It would be called before build and when cleaning.
Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي