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Re: Renaming of automake to automake1.4

* Branden Robinson (branden@debian.org) wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 01:22:44PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > What kind of debiandist are you expecting ?
> Not what you're talking about.
> I'm talking about:
> * a rule in debian/rules that will affect what is shipped in the source
>   package
> * a rule that, at least initially, is only useful for packages that use
>   libtool, automake, or autoconf

like this:

		automake -ca

> * a rule that automatically places the system copies of
>   config.{sub,guess} and other infrastructure in the source package, so
>   that Debian source packages have as modern versions of these files as
>   possible (this does presume that the package maintainer keeps his build
>   environment up to date, but we already presume that anyway)

This already exists with autotools-dev.

> * a rule that increases the likelihood that "./configure && make" will
>   Just Work(tm) after unpacking a Debian source package, even on unusual
>   architectures

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