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Re: Packaging a library that requires cross-compiled code

* Josselin Mouette (joss@debian.org) wrote:
> Le lundi 01 octobre 2007 à 20:09 -0500, Peter Samuelson a écrit :
> > This is exactly the point I've been trying to make for a long time,
> > about things like autoconf and automake1.x, and why you should
> > build-depend on them and run them every time.  Because it proves that
> > we are fully self-hosting, and the main reason _not_ to do it is the
> > fear that we might _not_ actually be self-hosting.  Which is something
> > I believe we've promised our users, implicitly if not explicitly.
> Given that especially autoconf introduces serious incompatibilities
> between minor releases, this is simply not feasible because it would
> trigger hundreds of FTBFS errors each time a new autoconf version is
> uploaded.


The same is true of automake. 

Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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