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Re: dh_make debian/rules clean target

Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 03:48:27PM +0200, Ivo Timmermans wrote:
> > Colin Watson wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 11:49:42AM +0200, Ivo Timmermans wrote:
> > > > It's only needed at the time when 'debian/rules clean' is ran, which
> > > > is on the developer's machine, not the autobuilders.
> > > 
> > > The buildds run 'debian/rules clean' too.
> > 
> > But at that time the config.{guess,sub} are already updated, so it
> > doesn't matter any more.
> The buildds run 'debian/rules clean' *first*, immediately after
> unpacking the source package. Check the build logs for a package of your
> choice ...

The source package was created on the developer's machine.  Before it
is created, 'debian/rules clean' is run (hopefully), so the source
package *contains* these updated files.  So as long as the developer
has autotools-dev installed when building the source package, you
don't have to add a build-time dependency on it.


`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and
if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
	- Lewis Carroll, `Through the Looking-Glass'

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