Re: RFS: trophy (Adopted and updated package)
On Mon, 2011-07-04 at 09:59 +0100, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Kilian Krause <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 1. Using dh-autoreconf is ugly. Please try to avoid it and backport the
> > full regenerated configure in your patch to make sure the source is
> > identical on all buildds. IMHO dh-autoreconf is a solution for a local
> > build that you maintain for yourself outside of Debian, but not for an
> > official pacakge.
> What do you base this statement on?
> IMO being able to modify and rebuild the build system on Debian is
> just as essential to our users as being able to modify and rebuild the
> programs and documentation etc. Using dh-autoreconf helps ensure that
> we learn about failures early, especially since some Debian QA folks
> do periodic archive-wide rebuilds and report FTBFS bugs.
I do remember these "funny" situations where you autoconf with another
version and/or another setup than upstream and configure was generated
but broken. Thus all I was saying is that configure shouldn't be among
those files dynamically generated on the buildd based on an unknown (at
least in this regard) setup.