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Re: dh_make debian/rules clean target

On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 10:27:18AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Yes, the preferred solution now is:
> > 
> > 1. build-depends on autotools-dev
> > 2. use they symlink method (see readme.debian on up-to-date autotools-dev)
> > 
> > It does not leak crap to the Debian diff, it is not over-engineered, it
> > always behaves sanely, and it is easy.
> Except that we can't pass the advice to update config.{sub|guess} on to
> upstream because we don't detect the problem anymore.

Indeed.  I gave up on that one, I *always* explain the autotools-dev problem
to my upstreams _once_, when I am building the package and notice the state
config.sub/.guess is in the upstream sources.

After they have been told about it once, I don't nag them again.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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