Re: Best practice for cleaning autotools-generated files?
Marcin Owsiany writes ("Best practice for cleaning autotools-generated files?"):
> The current best practice for dealing with packages using GNU autotools
> (as described in /usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz) is to
> run autoreconf in a prerequisite of a build target, and to remove its
> results in the clean target.
I think this is bad advice. These files should be shipped in the
Doing that makes it much easier to build the package in unexpected
environments (eg, backports, downstream distros).