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Re: Increasing regularity of build systems

>> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

 > These builds need something like:
 > 	if [ ! -f stamp-configure ]; then \
 > 		./configure ; \
 > 		touch stamp-configure; \
 > 	fi
 > ...in the build rule. This helps out porters a great deal, and I try to
 > setup all of mine in a similar way.

 or let make do it:

	build-stamp: configure-stamp

 this helps not only porters, but the masochists among us who maintain
 big packages.


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