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:
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
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