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Re: [RFC] Hits/directions to using autoconf and friends in Debian

On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Norbert Veber wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 10:54:34AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Suggestions of other places this information should be in (other than
> > autotool-dev's nearly-never-read README.Debian file) are welcome.
> To make it semi-official, it should probably be in the  Developers'
> Reference..  dh_* programs that automate the process, and are added to the

I'll post it as a wishlist bug for inclusion in the developer's reference,

I seriously doubt we'll ever see a dh_* program dealing with the GNU

> > Packages that can take advantage of autotools-dev at build time should
> > Build-Depend on it.  Packages that do autotools-dev-related work in autogen.sh
> > only need not such a build-dependency (but please document the packages
> > autogen.sh needs in comments at the top of that file!).
> This isnt explained very well IMO.  What is autogen.sh?  It is vaguely
> explained at the end of your text, though I'm still not sure I get how its
> supposed to work.

I'll clarify a bit more. But it's a simple shell script that calls every
autotool/whatever program in the proper order. Just that.

I think I'll send a wishlist bug to cvs-buildpackage with some explanatory
material, too.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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