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Re: [RFC] GNU autoconf and dpkg-architecture

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002 22:01:27 -0200
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 05 Feb 2002, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > You know, all this is just way too fiddly.  I can imagine that a
> > debian/rules file gets busted by a typo.  Maybe the best thing to do
> > is shove it all into a helper script --- dh_configure anyone?
> The only thing I have against such a solution is that maintainers really,
> really, REALLY should know what the hell they are doing when calling
> configure, even if it takes a bug or two to get them to do it right :(
I think helper scripts are a good thing to minimize code duplication
(and we already have lots of that on Debian packages)... I agree that
maintainers should do what they are doing, but it doesn't mean, IMO,
that a helper script is a bad thing


    Gustavo Noronha Silva - kov <http://www.metainfo.org/kov>
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