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Re: Building packages twice in a row

On Wed, 16 May 2007, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> I mean, packages that fail to build the second time have for
> sure garbage left around after the former invocation of "clean".

Not always. In some cases (for example, two of my packages) the error
was to modify a .po file "in place" to update it. The second time
you build the package, dpkg-source complains about the .mo files,
as they are binary files and they have been modified.

How do people deal with this, BTW? Maybe by configuring the package in
another directory and using the VPATH feature of make?

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