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Re: automake 1.5

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 11:16:28PM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 09:59:54PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> [...]
> > At the moment, touching files in debian/rules is about the only solution
> > other than running automake in debian/rules. As I said somewhere else in
> > this thread, I think bug #105750 ("dpkg-source: touch all patched files
> > to avoid race conditions") would be much more reliable, but nobody's
> > ever commented on it.
> A problem remains, autoheader will still be called to generate timestamp
> files, unless you also touch stamp-h* files. Apart from that, it should
> indeed solve most other autotools issues.

Yes, that's true. It's a shame stamp-h.in doesn't typically contain the
date rather than 'timestamp'; if it did, dpkg-source would naturally
include it in the .diff.gz and it wouldn't have to be handled

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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