Re: Lintian: outdated-autotools-helper-file
Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 01:40:07PM -0600, Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 08:27:52PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
>> > E: gnome-translate source: outdated-autotools-helper-file config.guess
>> > 2003-07-02
>> > What am I supposed to do? I believe that Build-Depending on
>> > autotools-dev | automake is not sufficient, as it seems that those
>> > files won't be updated anyways. Should I update them manually? This
>> > will introduce those changes in the .diff.gz outside the debian/ dir
>> Build-Depend on autotools-dev, move the ofending files aside and put
>> the new copy in thier place before running ./configure, copy the
>> originals back at the end of clean.
> Or, instead of saving the originals, just delete them. dpkg-source
> ignores all deletions.
Quoting the Debian Policy, section 4.9 Main building script: debian/rules
> This must undo any effects that the build and binary targets may have had,
> except that it should leave alone any output files created in the parent
> directory by a run of a binary target.
So according to the policy the clean target must put the original files back
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