Re: Best practice for cleaning autotools-generated files?
On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 04:09:25PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Agreed. That would usually not be something that would cause enough
> problems for a new tar.gz to be warranted though.
I just accept your opinion that repackaging is not warranted and I did
not in the past - but I was never really sure whether this is really
reasonable. I'm somehow missing *clear* rules when to rebuild the orig
tarball and when not.
> > If you try to build the source twice in a row you get a diff to the
> > original tarball. This should be avoided.
> I would just have `debian/rules clean` remove the (re-)generated files
> as per usual.
I understand the requirement to build a package "twice in a row" as it
was discussed here (including link to policy) that the removal of
those files is not OK.