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Re: Request for NMU

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Colin Walters wrote:

> Adrian (and H.S.), did you see the thread entitled "automake fun"?
> At least personally I very much dislike the Build-Conflicts solution
> to this problem, for reasons outlined in that thread.
> These are both short term solutions; the long term is to convince
> upstream to not use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE (Matt Zimmerman).

I didn't read the whole thread. There were many suggestions, but when
talking about short term solutions you have to admit that the
Build-Conflicts solution to this problem is:

1. working
2. easy
3. perfectly legal (since automake is neither essential nor

It's truely not the most elegant solution but it's working.

BTW (and without reading the whole thread about automake):
If dpkg was able to preserve the timestamps of changed files no other
action like convincing upstream or changes to debian/rules were needed in
most cases...



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