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Re: Automake 2.50 migration strategy, as implemented

On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 04:27:41PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> However, installing autoconf negates having a clean chroot for the
> autobuilders. This means that packages with missing build-deps on
> autoconf will succeed, even though they are technically broken.

Better to have them succeed and not bother the people running the
autobuilders, than to fail unnecessarily.

Please, just accept that it'll be special cased (along with a bunch of
other things). It's time to stop worrying about the niceties and start
making things work.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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