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Re: Processed: breaking the build of other packages is RC

Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> writes:

> On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 19:41 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> writes:
>> > This "friendly" approach doesn't even apply for Libtool though, it
>> > should never be a build-depend -- the necessary files should be included
>> > in the package.  All the package has to do is roll back, upload a new
>> > version and fix the bug.  A separate bug can be opened at the lower
>> > severity against Libtool.
>> Uh oh. Do you know how many packages Build-Depend on libtool or forget
>> to Build-Conflict with it (i.e. use it when its available)?
>> Are you as libtool maintainer saying we should file a bug about any
>> source that uses libtool during build?
> No, it's not a bug, it's just a stupid thing to do for any of the
> autotools.
> Scott

Too bad. I had to manually work around at least 30 bugs caused by
version skews in the autotools being installed while building a


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