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Re: Lintian and Build-Depends (was Re: A question about update-excuses)

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 10:40:28PM +0200, Jochen Voss wrote:
> > > Not necessarily.  Configure scripts have a habit of always regenerating
> > > things like Makefile.in, to the great dismay of build dependencies.
> > > If you take explicit steps to prevent that, then you can probably
> > > ignore the dependency.
> > 
> > Like touching the files so that they don't get regenerated.
> You could just do make.
> This regenerates all files as necessary.
> The results will be included into the diff file,
> so no regenerating should occur.

Theoretically, yes :) But I've had to do a bit of touching of stamp-h files
for some of my packages in the past to get them to rebuild properly (i.e.
without calling any of the auto* tools) later.

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