Re: [RFC] Hits/directions to using autoconf and friends in Debian
On Sat, 13 Oct 2001, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 11:24:37AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > > > 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.
> Is there a reason not to use autoreconf?
Yes. autoreconf does not know how to handle gettext, libtool, pipe
upstream-screwed-up-by-emacs python files through vim to expand tabs,
update a list of executable files that were added by diff and therefore lose
the +x attribute when unpacked by dpkg-source...
i.e.: you might want to do a LOT of other stuff, besides running autoreconf
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