Re: [RFC] Hits/directions to using autoconf and friends in Debian
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com> writes:
>> Is there a reason not to use autoreconf?
> Yes. autoreconf does not know how to handle gettext, libtool,
Not really germane right now, but autoreconf will soon support those.
Support for these will be added soon.
> 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...
These aren't part of to the GNU build system (autoconf, automake,
libtool and gettext). So, they are a different concern. 'autoreconf'
will never handle these. However, it should be sufficient to take
care of more/most of the GNU build system in the near future.
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