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Re: Increasing regularity of build systems

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:
> I think he means that debian/rules should not run configure everytime you
> execute "debian/rules build". I personally hate porting something, and
> everytime the build dies and you need to change something small to try and
> fix it, starting the build runs configure again.

Well, I think this seems entirely reasonable.  I swear I don't think
that the original message made this obvious, but enough other people
picked up on it, I suspect it's just me.

It will certainly make its way into my packages as I updated them.


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