Re: source dependencies
>>"Yann" == Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Yann> James Troup writes:
>> Andreas Jellinghaus <email@example.com> writes:
>> > > How about automake? automake creates Makefiles, before
>> packageing a program. so you don't need it to compile it.
>> Well it's definitely run a lot during debian/rules build runs on my
Yann> Then I think those packages' 'rules' should be modified to allow
Yann> it not to be installed. I think that's the GNU policy, at least,
Yann> so it should be possible to apply to Debian.
Yann> Maybe it should even be specified in Debian Policy (or another
Yann> such document) thatneither automake, nor autoconf, nor any other
Yann> such tools (libtool, gettext, etc.) should be used to run
Yann> "debian/rules build".
I agree. The maintainer should have patched the config.in
files and run automake already, (I presume it is like autoconf, so
that a configure like script is created[maybe called Makefile]).
I, too, think this should be policy, unless someone can show a
technical reason why automake/autoconf need be re-run for _every_
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