Shall packages build-depend on GNU auto-tools?
what do you think? Shall packages build-depend on autoconf,
automake, and libtool? After all, the Debian maintainer
(or even the upstream maintainer) will run these tools. So
debian/rules should just run ./configure && make. Maybe
a "touch Makefile.in configure" before might be useful, but
the build-dependencies seem wrong to me. As I understand,
the GNU auto-tools should never be prerequisite to build a
software package. Do I miss sth. important here?
W. Borgert <email@example.com>