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Re: automake fun

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 09:37:13PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> barbier@linuxfr.org (Denis Barbier) writes:
> > No, if a package do run auto* tools when building, then it means
> > that maintainer did some changes in config files.  He ran
> > auto{conf,make} before packaging, so with the suggested change,
> > there is no need to add AM_MAINTAINER_MODE to configure.{in,ac},
> > only debian/rules must be edited to add --disable-maintainer-mode.
> We want to avoid running auto{conf,make} in the packages, because
> upstream maintainers often have broken Makefile.am files. 

If maintainers do not run auto{conf,make} when packaging, then the problem
we are discussing here does simply not happen.  We are trying to figure the
best way to avoid running auto{conf,make} when recompiling, and patching
aclocal and automake as described earlier do address this issue.


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